NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Whistle Sports, the fastest-growing global sports media company and the National Football League (NFL) have teamed up to create Game Recognize Game, a high-end, short form original series that debuts later this month.
The four-episode social series will feature globally recognized, elite, NFL players and international football (soccer) athletes battling against each other in a series of football versus soccer challenges. Can Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, the highest scoring player from South America in Premier League history, kick a field goal farther than the Houston Texan's JJ Watt, three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year? Tune in to find out!
"We are excited to work with Whistle Sports, our NFL clubs and players, and teams from the English Premier League and their players, to create engaging content," said NFL Vice President of International Marketing Henry Hodgson. "Collectively, we believe this series will appeal to sports fans consuming content on social media platforms around the world."
"This is a great example of the power of what Whistle Sports and the NFL can do together. Through our partnership, we expect to see more content like this as we lead into the 2017 season. We continue to work with the league on attracting young audiences across social, and we're excited to premier this content on Whistle Sports and create a social conversation with players, leagues, teams and fans," said Jeff Urban, co-founder and President, Whistle Sports.
Episode dates and pairings for this year's programming include:
First Team All-Pro safety Landon Collins (New York Giants) & Harry Kane (Tottenham) Forward on Wednesday, August 30.
Three-time AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year JJ Watt (Houston Texans), & Sergio Aguero, (Manchester City) on Friday, September 1.
Two-time Super Bowl Champion Danny Amendola (New England Patriots) & Victor Lindelof (Manchester United) on Monday, September 4.
Former Pro Bowl cornerback Josh Norman (Washington Redskins) & Paul Pogba, (Manchester United) on Tuesday, September 5.
Full episodes of the series will live on Whistle Sports' YouTube and Facebook channels with social assets distributed across NFL, Team, and Player owned channels on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
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 375 million aggregate subscribers, fans and followers with a growth rate of over two million a week.