FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 5th, 2019
NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS LAUNCH WEEKLY SHORT-FORM DIGITAL VIDEO SERIES ‘PRO PETS’ TODAY
Original Digital Content Initiative Features High-Profile Athletes and Personalities with the Animals They Love
New Episodes Unique to Each Market to Debut Mondays for Six Weeks on NBC Sports Regional Networks’ Sites
Stamford, Conn. – August 5, 2019 – NBC Sports Regional Networks today launched Pro Pets, a weekly short-form digital video series that presents compelling stories of high-profile athletes and personalities with the animals they love. New episodes featuring different athletes and their fur-iends will be published on the respective regional sports sites each Monday for six weeks, beginning today. In all, the original content initiative will include six episodes per market, for a total of 36 videos, through Sept. 9.
The Pro Pets short-form episodes will be published and archived on dedicated pages on the sites of NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports Boston, NBC Sports Chicago, NBC Sports Northwest, NBC Sports Philadelphia, and NBC Sports Washington. The content will also be featured on the networks’ social media platforms, and fans can join the conversation by using #ProPetsNBC.
The debut episodes, which are available now, feature: George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers tight end (NBC Sports Bay Area); Lawrence Guy, New England Patriots defensive lineman (NBC Sports Boston); Matt Nagy, Chicago Bears head coach (NBC Sports Chicago); Jacob Martin, Seattle Seahawks defensive end (NBC Sports Northwest); Gritty, Philadelphia Flyers mascot (NBC Sports Philadelphia); and Wes Martin, Washington Redskins offensive lineman (NBC Sports Washington).
Athletes and personalities appearing in upcoming episodes include: Elena Della Donne, Washington Mystics forward; Lucas Giolito Chicago White Sox pitcher; Kendall Gill, former NBA player and Chicago Bulls TV analyst; Rhys Hoskins, Philadelphia Phillies first baseman; Shane Lemieux, Oregon Ducks offensive lineman; Zarek Valentin, Portland Timbers defender; and John Wall, Washington Wizards guard.
NBC Sports Regional Networks is NBC Sports Group’s portfolio of nine regional networks that delivers more than 2,200 live spoting events and original content to more than 35 million homes. Aligned within Eastern and Western Divisions, the NBC Sports Regional Networks are: NBC Sports Boston, NBC Sports Philadelphia, NBC Sports Philadelphia +, NBC Sports Washington, NBC Sports Washington + and SNY; and NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California, NBC Sports Chicago and NBC Sports Northwest. For more information on NBC Sports Group properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios, headshots and logos, please visit www.NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.
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