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ESPN’s Old Boss Has a New Plan: Bring Sports to Streaming.

Sept. 12, 2021, 10:15 PM

John Skipper has five new podcasts to sell you. If you stick around, he’ll tell you about a couple documentaries too.

The former chief of ESPN has spent most of his career working at large media companies, negotiating multi-billion dollar deals with the NFL and distribution deals with Comcast.

But now, after a brief stint at the streaming startup DAZN, Skipper has teamed with his friend (and former employee) Dan LeBatard to create a new media company that wants to produce for the media behemoths Skipper used to run. Meadowlark Media will sell podcasts, documentaries and unscripted series to Netflix, Apple, Amazon and anyone ...