Entercom made multiple announcements today, including one focused on sports programming. The company shared its plans for the RADIO.COM Sports Digital Network. This platform is slated to debut on August 19.
The RADIO.COM Sports Digital Network is an all-digital, daily, live, subscription-free sports network. Entercom’s RADIO.COM platform will have a regular lineup of sports shows available in both audio and video formats. The service will feature more than 65 hours of daily live programming as well as short-form, on-demand versions of its shows, including more than 75 hours of podcast content a week. The network will have digital play-by-play for select sports teams that have relationships with Entercom.
“We are very excited to be rolling out the new RADIO.COM Sports Digital Network with an outstanding lineup of native digital content,” said David Field, Entercom’s chairman, president and CEO. “It is the perfect complement to our unrivaled platform in local sports which includes most of the nation’s leading sports talk stations and personalities along with the most desirable play-by-play relationships.”
“We are thrilled with the extraordinary lineup of talent we have assembled to launch this new venture,” added Mike Dee, president of sports for Entercom. “The introduction of OTT video distribution from the outset, as well as the commitment to create and distribute 25 hours of dedicated sports betting audio and video weekly to super serve that growing audience, are both examples of how the network will utilize technology and adapt quickly to the new trends that are shaping both consumer and advertiser interest. We look forward to the onboarding of more great content to the network in the coming months.”