NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Whistle Sports, a global sports media company, today launches the second season of its popular Dunk League series on Verizon go90, hosted by JC "Mouthpiece" The Voice of Venice Beach.
Every Tuesday starting December 5th and running through January 23rd, Dunk League will air regional competitions in Los Angeles and Miami and its main competition in New York City in search of the nation's next great dunker. Winners from each regional competition will join season one's defending champion Guy "The Frequent Flyer" Dupuy to battle for $50,000 and the Dunk League golden rim trophy.
"Opening this show up to regional qualifiers will enable us to discover the next generation of dunkers," said Jeff Urban, co-founder and president, Whistle Sports.
Season one took social by storm, reaching more than 55.5 million fans. With 18 new episodes, season two is packed with exciting characters, amazing dunks, and extreme dunk competitions artfully delivered to fans across America.
"Building upon the success of Dunk League season one, we continue to focus on finding the greatest dunkers in the world and telling their stories. With season two, we're taking dunking to the next level and helping to establish it as its own sport - athletes today are now training to specifically become dunkers, and not just basketball players," said J. LaLonde, vice president of content, Whistle Sports.
With more than 400 million aggregate subscribers, fans and followers, Whistle Sports reaches viewers on new platforms each day. In addition to Dunk League, Whistle Sports continues its momentum with serialized content and shows. Recently, the company debuted a new edition of its popular "Bad Joke Telling" franchise with top NASCAR drivers, and announced its first exclusive show for Facebook Watch, titled "Next Trick Shot Superstar."
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 400 million aggregate subscribers, fans and followers with a growth rate of over 2.5 million a week.
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SOURCE Whistle Sports