NBA Star CJ McCollum Announces New Talk Show Series 'Remaking America' on PlayersTV

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McCollum will tackle social issues in interviews with star athletes, politicians, entertainers, community leaders and activists.

"We are looking to have real conversations that will hopefully drive significant change,” said CJ McCollum, PlayersTV investor, journalist and shooting guard for the Portland Trail Blazers.

PlayersTV, the athlete-owned media network dedicated to Athlete-Sports lifestyle and culture entertainment, revealed today a new original series entitled “ReMaking America”, a reoccurring talk show with NBA star and PlayersTV investor CJ MCCOLLUM. PlayersTV also announced a new distribution agreement with SLING TV, a leading TV streaming service that delivers live and on-demand sports and entertainment instantly to compatible internet-connected devices.

PlayersTV revealed today that several new shows are in development, offering unique content and intimate access into the interesting and entertaining lives of professional athletes, including a new docu-series, “Swingman” chronicling the life of MLB Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr; and the first new series to debut this month, “ReMaking America, A Conversation with CJ McCollum”.

“ReMaking America” is an original series executive produced by CJ McCollum on PlayersTV. McCollum, whose podcast “Pull Up with CJ McCollum” was named one of the Best Sports Podcasts of the year in 2019 by Esquire Magazine and was a finalist in 2020 for a Webby Award, will host “ReMaking America” in a talk show format that tackles social issues head-on like education reform and facilitates meaningful discussions with star guests such as fellow athletes, politicians, community leaders and activists among others.

“We are at such an important time in our country, where we are facing significant challenges; many of them centuries in the making. I am excited to bring ‘ReMaking America’ to life. We are looking to have real conversations that will hopefully drive significant change,” said CJ McCollum, PlayersTV investor, journalist and shooting guard for the Portland Trail Blazers.

Through a branded channel, PlayersTV will offer SLING TV customers access to their athlete-created original and featured programming beyond the traditional live sports catalog currently offered on SLING TV. From comedies and documentaries, to reality shows and podcasts, all centered on sports, culture, and lifestyle, PlayersTV offers unparalleled athlete-led content and distribution through an inside look at athlete’s passions, interests, and off-the-field pursuits.

“Sports fans have long been able to tune in to SLING TV’s affordable platform to watch their favorite professional athletes compete on the field and on the court, and now with PlayersTV, SLING TV customers can connect in a new way to connect with their favorite athletes through original shows and featured programs both created by our athlete investors and starring them as well,” said 30-year television industry veteran and PlayersTV CEO Nancy Pingitore.

PlayersTV co-founder Deron Guidrey says sports enthusiasts should look forward to more original programming from their favorite athletes on Sling TV. “In the past, fans could access traditional sports packages to watch their favorite teams in action. PlayersTV is a perfect complement, offering athlete-sports lifestyle and culture with access to athletes’ lives out of uniform with original programming created by and starring the biggest names in professional sports,” said Guidrey.

Customers can access PlayersTV on SLING TV’s streaming service and SLING Free via internet-compatible devices, including Xbox, LG, and Samsung TV’s; Amazon, Android and Roku streaming devices and via watch.sling.com on Chrome, Safari and Edge web browsers.

ABOUT PLAYERSTV
Co-founded by entertainment executives Deron Guidrey and Collin Castellaw, and led by former Tennis Channel Executive Nancy Pingitore, PlayersTV launched on March 25, 2020 on Samsung TV Plus. PlayersTV is an athlete majority-owned group of 25+ elite athletes including NBA superstars Chris Paul, Kyrie Irving, Carmelo Anthony, CJ McCollum, Anthony Tolliver, MLB Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr, All-Star pitcher Trevor Bauer and NFL greats Travis Kelce and Vernon Davis among others, all of whom have a financial stake and creative control of their individual production companies. Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc., a global media company that owns AXS TV and other sports and entertainment properties, is also an investor and strategic partner. In addition to Samsung, ReachTV and SLING TV, additional distributors are anticipated to launch PlayersTV before the end of 2020, projecting to reach more than 100+mm households. Visit us at http://www.playerstv.co, and Instagram @theplayerstv.

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Kristi Roehm (Players TV), 8 Degrees LLC, kristi@8degreespr.com

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