DraftKings Launches 24/7 FAST Channel on Samsung TV Plus
Destination for “In on the Action” Sports Fans Reflects DraftKings’ Growing Media Portfolio, Marks First U.S. Sportsbook 24/7 FAST Channel Launch
BOSTON – (May 10, 2023) — Leveraging its expanded presence in sports media, DraftKings Inc. (Nasdaq: DKNG) announced today the launch of the DraftKings Network on Samsung TV Plus, Samsung’s free ad-supported TV service (FAST), the first FAST service with DraftKings Network that also that delivers over 250 live channels in the U.S. and thousands of shows and movies on demand to millions of Samsung Smart TVs Galaxy devices, Family Hub appliances and on the web.
As the first U.S. sportsbook to launch a 24/7 FAST channel on Samsung’s growing streaming TV and video on-demand platform, DraftKings Network is a new destination for passionate fans and bettors to get all-in on sports and celebrate the thrill of the action. Comprised of top talent and trusted personalities across sports media, DraftKings Network will provide fans with engaging content featuring a diverse set of leading voices across sports and entertainment. DraftKings Network will also be available as a video-stream on DraftKingsNetwork.com. The diverse range of programming will also be found in audio and video formats on high-reach platforms such as iHeart Radio, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, YouTube and Twitch, among others. The DraftKings Network will feature a scrolling ticker at the bottom of the screen displaying up to the minute scores, odds and a QR code that will direct customers to tailored DraftKings Network offers.
“In bringing together some of the most authentic sports and entertainment voices under one umbrella, DraftKings Network is the destination for ‘In on the Action’ sports fans and content they love,” said Stacie McCollum, Vice President, Content at DraftKings. “We look forward to reaching fans with our deep roster of independent, credible and relatable voices that resonate with sports fans and the sports betting community.”
At launch, the DraftKings Network programming line-up will feature original shows anchored by The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz; national baseball voice, Jared Carrabis; Golic and Smetty with Mike Golic Sr. and Jessica Smetana; GoJo featuring Mike Golic Jr.; Ross Tucker’s Football podcast; and select VSiN programming like Follow the Money with Mitch Moss and Pauly Howard. The digital linear channel is now available on Samsung TV Plus, which is directly integrated into all 2016-2023 Samsung TVs, available on Samsung Galaxy devices, Samsung Family Hub refrigerators, and the web completely free without any subscription or login required.
“DraftKings brings a fresh and crisp look to modern day sports news and entertainment programming, which our collaboration will deliver to users across millions of devices in the U.S.,” said Takashi Nakano, Senior Director of Business Development and Content Acquisitions, Samsung Electronics. “Whether it’s a lean back experience on a Samsung Smart TV or a lean forward experience on a Samsung Galaxy device on-the-go, we are excited to work with leading operators like DraftKings to serve today’s sports fan.”
In addition, two new Meadowlark Media produced shows will debut on DraftKings Network. Beginning May 10, former NFL player and football funnyman Andrew Hawkins will be seen weekly in Journeyman. The ultimate show for the undrafted, Journeyman is a comedic take on life, sports, and culture through the lens of NFL journeymen. On June 1, a new basketball centric show with NBA analyst, Amin El Hassan, and sports personality, Charlotte Wilder, will debut on DraftKings Network. El Hassan and Wilder, plus a collection of guests, will dish out daily basketball takes Tuesday – Friday featuring a heavy dose of NBA opinion, interviews, games and hi-jinks. More details on titles and timeslots will be shared in the coming weeks. Both shows will also be available via podcast on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you download your podcasts.
DraftKings Network programming lineup:
Follow the Money
GoJo with Mike Golic Jr.
The Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz
VSiN Best Bets
Ross Tucker Originals
Schedule is subject to change
The Sweat Tuesday Takeover with Jared Carrabis
Anik & Florian
Golic & Smetty
God Bless Football
Schedule is subject to change
DraftKings Inc. is a digital sports entertainment and gaming company created to fuel the competitive spirit of sports fans with products that range across daily fantasy, regulated gaming and digital media. Headquartered in Boston, and launched in 2012 by Jason Robins, Matt Kalish and Paul Liberman, DraftKings is the only U.S.-based vertically integrated sports betting operator. DraftKings’ mission is to make life more exciting by responsibly creating the world’s favorite real-money games and betting experiences. DraftKings Sportsbook is live with mobile and/or retail sports betting operations pursuant to regulations in 23 states and in Ontario, Canada. The Company operates iGaming pursuant to regulations in 5 states and in Ontario, Canada under its DraftKings brand and pursuant to regulations in 3 states under its Golden Nugget Online Gaming brand. DraftKings’ daily fantasy sports product is available in 44 states, certain Canadian provinces and the United Kingdom. DraftKings is both an official daily fantasy and sports betting partner of the NFL, NHL, PGA TOUR and UFC, as well as an official daily fantasy partner of NASCAR, an official sports betting partner of the NBA and an authorized gaming operator of MLB. Launched in 2021, DraftKings Marketplace is a digital collectibles ecosystem designed for mainstream accessibility that offers curated NFT drops and supports secondary-market transactions. In addition, DraftKings owns and operates Vegas Sports Information Network (VSiN), a multi-platform broadcast and content company. DraftKings is committed to being a responsible steward of this new era in real-money gaming with a Company-wide focus on responsible gaming and corporate social responsibility.
DraftKings Forward-Looking Statements
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VSiN, The Sports Betting Network, is the first sports media company dedicated to providing news, analysis and proprietary data to the millions of Americans who wager on sports and make sports betting a multibillion-dollar industry. Fueled by award-winning broadcasters and legendary oddsmakers, the network informs and entertains consumers with the latest sports betting news and industry trends on multiple platforms. Fans can access VSiN content on YouTube TV, Rogers’ Sportsnet, NESN, MASN, Spectrum Sportsnet LA, Marquee Sports Network, AT&T Pittsburgh, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, more than 300 terrestrial radio stations throughout the U.S., VSiN.com, VSiN.com/Podcasts and the VSiN app.
VSiN has newsroom studios in the sports books at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa and Circa Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, as well as satellite studios in leading gaming properties across the country. VSiN is a subsidiary of DraftKings Inc. (DKNG).
About Samsung TV Plus
Samsung TV Plus is Samsung’s free ad-supported TV (FAST) and video-on-demand service which offers nearly 2,000 channels globally – including over 250 channels in the U.S. – as well as thousands of shows and movies on-demand spanning news, sports, entertainment, auto, design, and more. One of the first FAST platforms from a device manufacturer, Samsung TV Plus is directly integrated into all 2016-2023 Samsung TVs, available on Samsung Galaxy devices, Samsung Family Hub refrigerators, and the web, completely free without any subscription or login required.