Sports Illustrated announced today that it will begin producing a 30-minute daily talk show which will be hosted on its website, SI.com.
SI Now Powered by Ford, will be hosted by Maggie Gray and deliver commentary, analysis and social interaction with SI writers/editors, newsmakers and special guests. The program premier’s Monday, June 3rd at 1:00p.m. ET. The show will often travel to big-name sporting events across the country. The first such occurrence will be at the U.S. Open next month at Merion.
“Our writers and anchors are the brightest in the sports world, and this live show gives them an important new way to interact with sports fans in real time,” said Matt Bean, managing editor of SI.com. “SI Now is a revolution in how we create and deliver video to our audience. It is the next phase in SI.com’s content evolution.”
“Our goal is for SI Now to deliver what SI does best — thoughtful conversation and commentary around the biggest stories in sports,” said Ian Orefice, Time Inc. news and sports executive producer. “Since launching SI Video in 2010, we’ve built tremendous momentum with increased viewership and critical acclaim for our original productions. Now with the addition of the production facility, we can deliver exponentially more video across the site and throughout the spectrum of digital, mobile and broadcast distribution channels.”