NEW YORK (Aug. 7, 2019) – The moment has arrived. At long last, Pat McAfee, the former NFL All-Pro punter and budding sports media personality, will host his own daily show. DAZN will stream THE PAT MCAFEE SHOW from 10 a.m. to noon ET Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, Sept. 9. The announcement was made Wednesday by Jamie Horowitz, DAZN EVP of Content, North America.
“This is a dream come true for me and my boys. I am grateful and excited about the opportunity Westwood One and DAZN have afforded us,” said McAfee. “We can’t wait to get started and hopefully make the world a happier one. Cheers.”
“We’re incredibly lucky that Pat chose DAZN to join him for the next step in his rapidly evolving broadcasting career,” said Horowitz. “Pat is a unique voice in sports media with an avid following of fans, and we’re thrilled that Pat will be our first daily talk show in the U.S. and Canada.”
McAfee’s deal with DAZN extends well past the daily show. He will broadcast live from DAZN’s biggest boxing and MMA cards to provide onsite coverage of fight week. Additionally, McAfee will contribute to DAZN’s nightly baseball show ChangeUp and create weekly football-focused segments for DAZN Canada and DAZN Germany, where the streaming platform has the rights to NFL games.
McAfee will continue his work with other media brands including his wildly popular podcast, which will now be available in video form exclusively on DAZN.
DAZN is the largest global sports streaming platform in the world. Since launching in 2016, DAZN had expanded across four continents with the service available in the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Japan and Brazil. DAZN guarantees no long-term contract, no bundles, just affordable access to all the service’s sports on connected devices including smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, games consoles and PCs. In the U.S., DAZN has made its mark as an attractive alternative to pay-per-view within the combat sports industry. The platform features more than 100 fight nights per year from Matchroom Boxing, Golden Boy Promotions, GGG Promotions, Bellator MMA, the World Boxing Super Series and Combate Americas. DAZN also features live MLB action each day of the season with its new daily show, ChangeUp.
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