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May 10, 2024

Lionsgate to Produce Series on Shohei Ohtani Interpreter Betting Scandal

After an offseason that saw Shohei Ohtani sign the largest contract in American team sports history with a new team, the Los Angeles Dodgers star had to address allegations of former interpreter Ippei Mizuhara stealing millions of dollars from Ohtani to pay off sports betting debts. Mizuhara went on to plead guilty to stealing roughly $17 million. Now, Lionsgate Television plans to outline it all in an upcoming scripted series. “This is major league baseball’s biggest sports gambling scandal since Pete Rose – and at its center is its biggest star, one that MLB has hitched its wagon on. We’ll get to the heart of the story – a story of trust, betrayal and the trappings of wealth and fame,” said one of the show’s producers, Albert Chen.


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Warner Bros. Discovery Misses Mark in Q1; Remains 'Hopeful' on NBA Deal

Warner Bros. Discovery reported its first-quarter earnings on Thursday. While the company says it has reached 99.6 million paid streaming subscribers across platforms, WBD’s overall first-quarter net loss came in at $966 million. Despite not meeting analysts’ expectations, WBD remains busy moving forward in 2024. On Wednesday, the company announced a new streaming bundle offering that will include Max, Disney+, and Hulu. Meanwhile, the NBA continues to negotiate with multiple media entities ahead of a new broadcast deal, CEO David Zaslav said Warner Bros. remains “hopeful” it’ll continue its longstanding partnership with the league.

Sabrina Ionescu Becomes the First WNBA Player to Partner with Tissot

Sabrina Ionescu is the first WNBA player to partner with Tissot after agreeing to a deal with the Swiss luxury brand, it was announced Friday morning. Tissot has been the “Official Watch and Official Timekeeper” of the NBA, WNBA, and G League since 2015 and boasts NBA players like Damian Lillard, Clint Capela, and Klay Thompson as ambassadors. With the deal, the Liberty standout adds to her already impressive business portfolio, which boasts a signature shoe deal at Nike and TV spots for Bodyarmor. Ionescu is set to kick off her fifth season in the W when the New York Liberty take on the Washington Mystics in the 2024 season opener on Tuesday.

League One Volleyball Growing Reach with ESPN Media Deal

ESPN and League One Volleyball (LOVB) have entered a new media rights agreement that will feature the professional volleyball league across ESPN’s linear networks and digital platforms. “We can’t wait to work with ESPN to introduce the next generation of superstar athletes and everything the sport has to offer to today’s passionate fans and tomorrow’s new ones,” COO of LOVB Pro Rosie Spaulding said. The partnership will begin with ESPN airing 10 LOVB Pro matches for the league’s inaugural season in January 2025, while LOVB matches will stream on ESPN+.

Jon Stewart to Launch 'The Weekly Show' Podcast for Comedy Central

First, fans of Jon Stewart were able to watch him again after he made his return to The Daily Show in February. Now, you can listen to him, too, as Stewart announced he will host a new podcast for Comedy Central titled — you guessed it — The Weekly Show. “After much reflection, meditation, and prayer, I have decided to extend my work week to two days,” Stewart joked in a statement. “All hail Comedy Central!” The podcast will begin in June and will feature Stewart touching on trending news topics while also interviewing celebrities, newsmakers, and more.