NEW YORK–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Today, Sports Illustrated announces its Snapchat â¢ debut (@sportsill) with a new series designed for mobile called America’s Best Sports Videos. SI’s Ashley Nicole Moss, who has left an indelible mark on the industry with her lively personality, presents the first Sports Illustrated Snap Original series. America’s Best Sports Videos will air every Friday, starting November 5.
Created exclusively for the Snapchat audience, America’s Best Sports Videos features clips of user-generated footage carefully packaged by Sports Illustrated to connect with young fans and audiences in the new age of television. According to Snap Inc., over 85% of the Gen Z population watched an Original Snap in the second half of last year.
âWe are thrilled to bring this fun and entertaining series to Snapchat and its audiences. Our iconic brand will now connect to the next generation on Snapchat and expand our best storytelling across one of the most coveted platforms in the space, âsaid Rob Barrett, president of media for Sports Illustrated and The Arena Group.
Snap users can scan SI’s unique Snapcode or search âAmerica’s Best Sports Videosâ on Snapchat’s discovery page to watch the series. SI’s official Snapchat handle is @sportsill.
SI publisher The Arena Group continues to drive strategies that extend the digital and industrial footprint of publishing. SI’s debut on Snapchat follows several successful initiatives this year, including a multi-series podcast deal with iHeart Radio Network, the acquisition of leading sports website The Spun, and numerous publisher partnerships that have resulted in a spectacular growth for Sports Illustrated. According to Comscore, the Sports Illustrated Media group has grown by more than 250% in the past 12 months to reach nearly 53 million unique visitors in September 2021.
Data on file from Snap Inc. Q3 and Q4 2020. Gen Z is defined as users aged 13-24. U.S. Census counts are used for the Gen Z U.S. population.
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