AOL to partner with The Players’ Tribune, a digital media company founded by Derek Jeter
NEW YORK, NY February 16, 2015 — AOL Inc. today announced it has been selected by The Players’ Tribune, a first-of-its-kind digital media company founded by Derek Jeter, to be the distribution and co-production launch partner. The Players’ Tribune aims to provide unique insight into the daily sports conversation and to publish first-person stories directly from athletes. This partnership further solidifies AOL’s commitment to premium video, creating exclusive original content experiences for consumers.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with The Players’ Tribune,” said Dermot McCormack, President of AOL Videos and AOL Studios, “to bring innovative and engaging content to AOL and The Players’ Tribune. “We look forward to creating one-of-a-kind experiences for the world’s biggest athletes and sporting events for sports fans everywhere.”
“We have taken a very measured approach to our strategic partners that share our vision and are thrilled to align with AOL,” said Jaymee Messler, President of The Players’ Tribune. “We look forward to making engaging and authentic athlete driven content together.”
As part of the partnership, AOL will distribute The Players’ Tribune content on AOL.com and across AOL’s network of 92M monthly unique viewers*; co-produce exclusive content on both platforms; and co-produce sporting events together throughout the year to bring the offline experience to life for fans online.
AOL creates best in class experiences for its consumers, with the most innovative, original and interesting content. In addition to the partnership with The Players’ Tribune, in the coming weeks, AOL will be launching a new daily show airing live that goes beyond the news to offer a unique take on the social, viral world of sports.