college football 24 7
Game Date: October 5, 2019
24/7 College Football is executive produced by Bo Mattingly and Zac Reeder, For HBO: senior producer Bentley Weiner. Narrated by Liev Schreiber.
“We’ve been looking to get into the college space for a long time,” Weiner said. “We have a standard here in terms of raising the bar, and doing four schools in four weeks will do that.” The idea came from a collaboration with production executives Zac Reeder and Bo Mattingly (who has previously produced behind-the-scenes college content for ESPN).
ESPN has not yet released its programming plans for its new acquisition. It would make sense, though, for the company to use Bundesliga games primarily to continuing drawing new users to its subscription platform. Focusing on ESPN+’s short-term growth, ESPN can also outspend many of its competitors given how much of a priority the new venture is. FOX previously carried the Bundesliga. The new deal is reportedly worth over $30 million per year for six years.
“Yeah, it’s coming down,” Minshew responds. “It’s a little wild.”
Blake Mazza, statistically the second-best kicker in the conference, says the specialists are “on our own island.”
Penn State will be featured Wednesday night on “24/7 College Football.”
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“For many years, we have been enamored with the storylines and unrivaled traditions of college football, and we’re excited for the opportunity to expand the 24/7 franchise into the realm of college sports,” said Bernstein. “Viewers will feel the tremendous electricity of some of the best atmospheres in the country, and see the meticulous preparation and challenges facing these programs in the build-up to gameday and during the game action. We are excited for the challenge of delivering a four-part series of four different college programs over a four-week period with the production values and storytelling associated with our 24/7 franchise.”
Sport & Story’s Bo Mattingly serves as an executive producer of the series. Mattingly has produced other college football television programs, including the Kansas University-focused “Miles to Go,” for ESPN+ and “Training Days: Rolling with the Tide,” which followed Nick Saban and the Alabama football program’s training camp, for ESPN.