Showtime Sports is interested in joining the APSE as an associate member in order to build relationships with sports editors around the country. My goal, as communications head for Showtime Sports, is to serve sports reporters in their coverage of the sports and feature programs we televise on our network.
As a PR man reared by one of the industry’s best, my team of publicists and I have always approached our role as one of media support. Genuine support of journalists, who are being asked to cover more events today than perhaps ever before, is the most efficient and effective way to get the results we need. To that end, my mission is to fully understand the direction and goals of today’s sports editors in this rapidly changing landscape to find areas where we can be of service.
Showtime Sports is an industry leader in televised boxing. We have multiple programs covering live boxing at the prospect, contender and world championship levels. Showtime is responsible for the two biggest pay television events in history—Mayweather vs. Pacquiao and Mayweather vs. McGregor—and three of the four biggest with Mayweather vs. Canelo. Showtime has proudly presented the rapid rise of dynamic heavyweight world champions Deontay Wilder of Tuscaloosa and Anthony Joshua of England and we are doing our part to marshal a deal that would pit them against each other in a heavyweight world title unification fight, the biggest fight in boxing today.
Showtime also televises an array of feature programs and documentary films that tell compelling stories from all corners of the sports world—from INSIDE THE NFL to A SEASON WITH (college football) to documentary films like DISGRACED, our network’s commitment to sports programming continues to grow in line with our subscriber base. To date, Showtime has nearly 30 million subscribers—both traditional television subs and OTT/streaming subs combined.