NEW YORK, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Whistle Sports, a global sports media company, and go90 announce today that its popular Dunk League series returns for another exciting season for this fall. Available across all U.S. wireless carriers, go90 is currently delivering over 25,000 hours of live and on-demand sports from the top leagues in football, basketball, soccer and more.
Dunk League Season One, where eight famous dunkers competed for $20,000, reached more than 55.5 million fans across various social channels and on the go90 app.
"We are thrilled that the second season of Dunk League will yet again delight fans on go90," said Ivana Kirkbride, Chief Content Officer, go90. "Our go90 Zone network is predicated on pairing our robust live sports library and strong on-demand offering to create the best content experiences available on mobile and the team at Whistle Sports never fails to help us achieve that."
In the second season of Dunk League, viewers can expect old faces, new dunkers, crazier competitions and drama over 26 episodes culminating with the SemiFinal and Finals in New York City for an even bigger cash prize. Additionally, season two opens up with a four-city, regional tour in search of top dunkers across the country. Host and Dunk League commissioner, "Mouthpiece" will field dunk auditions in Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago and New York City, and hand-select the nine best dunkers to join defending champion Guy Dupuy. On top of dunk competitions, "Road to Dunk League," will showcase profiles of each city and dunker as well as feature behind-the-scene extras.
Whistle Sports is finalizing a social-voting element ensuring that fans will be able to vote for their favorite dunkers. After selecting each region's top dunkers, the Dunk League begins with 10 contestants before arriving at the final battle featuring just two remaining competitors.
"Viewers today want to do more than watch a video. They want to engage and connect with the players to be a part of the experience," said Jeff Urban, President,Whistle Sports. "Season two of Dunk League does just that. With go90, it's even easier for audiences to participate."
Whistle Sports continues to disrupt the sports entertainment and programming industries with its exclusive, original content that continues to fuel the company's growth as a full-service media brand. With more than 350 million aggregate subscribers, fans and followers, the company reaches viewers on new platforms each day.
About Whistle Sports
Whistle Sports is a global sports media company that creates, curates and delivers compelling sports content for fans and brands across multiple social, digital and TV platforms. Since its formal launch in 2014, Whistle Sports has built an active, global community with the world's most engaging sports content creators that now encompasses over 350 million aggregate subscribers, fans and followers with a growth rate of over 2.5 million a week.
go90 is a free, mobile-first, social entertainment platform that makes it easy to discover, view and share content from the most beloved networks, distributors, creators, audiences and brands in digital entertainment. Available on the web, iOS and Android, go90 brings together and delivers premier entertainment experiences across every screen. go90 is part of the Communications family of companies. Start watching now on go90.com.
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