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Meadowlark Media to Take Big Swing On Doc, Podcast Series ‘Sports Explains the World’ (Exclusive)

Meadowlark Media, the content studio founded by former ESPN president John Skipper and ESPN radio host Dan Le Batard, wants a sports content franchise to call its own.  And so the production company is launching its most ambitious content effort yet, a multi-platform series called Sports Explains the World.  “We are putting a stake in […]

Meadowlark Media Launching Content Studio With NBA Stars Andre Iguodala and Evan Turner (Exclusive)

Meadowlark Media, the content company founded by former ESPN president John Skipper and radio host Dan Le Batard, is getting into business with athletes looking to form their own content ventures. The company says that it is launching a content banner called New Amendment as a joint venture with Golden State Warriors star Andre Iguodala […]

John Skipper, Dan Le Batard’s Meadowlark Media Inks Apple TV+ First-Look Deal

John Skipper and Dan Le Batard’s Meadowlark Media is expanding its footprint. The two ESPN veterans have signed a first-look deal with Apple TV+. Under the multiyear deal, Meadowlark will develop and produce documentaries and unscripted series for the streaming platform. Skipper, a former president of ESPN, and Le Batard, a former Miami Herald columnist […]

Meadowlark Media Expands to U.K. With ‘Sport’s Strangest Crimes’ Podcast For the BBC

Meadowlark Media, the content company founded by former ESPN president John Skipper and radio and podcast host Dan Le Batard, has landed its first audio production deal. The company has been commissioned by the BBC to produce a new podcast for the series Sport’s Strangest Crimes. “This is a victory in that we have a […]

Michael Schur, Jemele Hill Join John Skipper and Dan Le Batard’s Meadowlark Media as Creative Advisers

The additions of Hill and Schur come after Meadowlark announced its first new project: A podcast hosted by Hank Azaria’s fictional sportscaster Jim Brockmire, a character popularized on the IFC program 'Brockmire.'

Former ESPN President John Skipper, Dan Le Batard Launch Meadowlark Media

The first order of business for Meadowlark, according to Skipper, will be "to find Dan a new home for his wildly popular audio programs.” Le Batard officially left ESPN earlier this month, taking his popular radio program and podcasts with him.

DAZN’s John Skipper Now Recovered After Coronavirus Diagnosis

After testing positive for coronavirus, high-profile sports executive John Skipper has recovered.

Former ESPN President John Skipper Lands New Job

Skipper will be executive chairman of U.K.-based sports media company Perform Group.

John Skipper Details His ESPN Exit and a Cocaine Extortion Plot

The former network chief goes public in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter about the real reason behind his abrupt departure from Disney after 27 years, a .confession to Bob Iger and his hope to work in sports media again.

ESPN’s John Skipper: Jemele Hill’s Trump Tweet Violated Company Standards

"I want to remind everyone about fundamental principles at ESPN."

ESPN Chief John Skipper Addresses Retrenchment: ‘ESPN Is Responding to Change’

"The current environment forces us to be realists as well as optimists," he told media buyers Tuesday at the network's upfront.

ESPN Boss, “in the Crosshairs,” Dismisses Talent Exits, Touts ‘SportsCenter’ Shift at Upfront

"The Walt Disney Company released their 11th straight quarter of double-digit earnings last week," says John Skipper, "so I'd be happy to be in the crosshairs of that."