Toronto – Anthem Media Group‘s Fantasy Sports Television Network (FNTSY), the world’s first 24/7 television network devoted to the exploding world of fantasy sports, has signed a multifaceted agreement with former NFL Defensive End Chris Doleman to participate in the launch of the channel.
Doleman, 51, was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2012 after playing 14 seasons and participating in eight Pro-Bowl selections.
The relationship involves Doleman serving as ambassador to the network, on-air personality and marketing support using his extensive network in the sporting and media world. He will immediately become involved in RotoExperts.com and SportsGrid.com, two websites that are part of the FNTSY Sports Network family. Additionally, RotoExperts.com will bring Doleman into its daily programming currently aired on Sirius XM’s Fantasy Sports Radio channel.
“We are flattered that an athlete and citizen of Mr. Doleman’s stature will be working with us as we launch a complete media solution for those who love and play fantasy sports,” said Leonard Asper, CEO of Anthem Media Group. “This is a great vote of confidence for us and will help us move quickly to a full-scale launch.”
“I have great confidence in FNTSY Sports Network’s plans and the people associated with the Anthem Media business in general,” said Doleman. “The growth of fantasy sports in general has fascinated me and I think this is a great opportunity to get involved with a rapidly growing company in the space.”
“As we strive to become the premier international content providers for fantasy sports enthusiasts, teaming up with Mr. Doleman is a tremendous step forward as his experience and extensive knowledge should be major assets in our evolution,” said Chad Midgley, VP of Programming & Production at Anthem Media Group. “His commitment to contribute across multiple platforms will foster our growth with the production of unique and original content.”
About Anthem Media Group Inc.:
Anthem Media Group Inc. is a media company operating niche television channels on linear, digital and mobile platforms globally. It is the owner of Fight Network, the world’s premier combat sports channel, a significant investor in Pursuit Channel, one of the top outdoor channels in the U.S., and FNTSY Sports Network, a TV channel targeting the burgeoning Fantasy Sports industry, as well RotoExperts.com and SportsGrid.com, leading Fantasy Sports information websites.
About Chris Doleman:
Chris Doleman, 51, played in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers from 1985 and 1999. A collegiate standout at the University of Pittsburgh, the Indiana native and first-overall pick by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1985 NFL Draft garnered first-team All-Pro selections in 1987, 1989 and 1992. His 21 sacks in the 1989 season is the fourth highest in NFL history. Doleman was an eight-time Pro Bowl selection, recording 150⅓ career sacks. Doleman retired in 1999 after playing his final season with the Vikings.
About Celebrity Charitable Network:
Founded by Chris Doleman, Celebrity Charitable Network provides celebrities, athletes, companies and non-profits access to the tools and knowledge they need to help them make a significant impact in their fundraising and social good efforts. Celebrity Charitable Network delivers a cutting edge micro donation platform that is changing the way online fundraising is implemented and managed. For more information on Celebrity Charitable Network visit www.celebritycharitablenetwork.com.
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