Sports Illustrated is expected to launch its video streaming service later this year. This is a step to capitalize on the momentum of its expanding video production unit that provides long and short-form sports programming. This follows its parent Time Inc’s second streaming offering after the launch of last year’s People and Entertainment Weekly Network.
This new video streaming service will feature original series, exclusive documentaries, analysis from SI’s panel of experts, fantasy sports shows and live and on-demand programming. SI’s video streaming service will also broadcast productions from GOLF and the MMQB which belong to SI Group family of brands. This service will include a library of more than 50 hours of sports video content at launch.
Time Inc expects to produce more than 50,000 videos that consist of 150 new and returning franchises and series and more than 1,500 live programming hours. Last month , Time Inc garnered more than one billion video views across its network and is on it’s way to exceed 8.5 billion video views this year which is almost the double of the previous year’s total. Read more.