Today Draft Kings Inc. and Samsung announced a deal to launch a new free DraftKings channel on Samsung TV Plus. This will be the first U.S. sportsbook to launch a 24/7 free channel on Samsung’s growing streaming TV service.
DraftKings Network will also be available as a video-stream on DraftKingsNetwork.com. DraftKings will also off audio and video formats on platforms such as iHeart Radio, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, YouTube and Twitch, among others. With the DraftKings Network you will find 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.
“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.”
Samsung TV Plus is directly integrated into all 2016-2023 Samsung TVs along with availability on Samsung Galaxy devices, Samsung Family Hub refrigerators, and the web completely free without any subscription or login required.
Here is the schedule for the new network:
|Follow the Money||M-F||7-8am ET|
|GoJo with Mike Golic Jr.||M-F||10-11am ET|
|The Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz||M-F||11a-2pm ET|
|VSiN Best Bets||M-F||2-3pm ET|
|Ross Tucker Originals||M-F||3-4pm ET|
|VSiN Primetime||M-F||6-7pm ET|
|The Handle||Sat-Sun||12-2pm ET|