The series will feature entrepreneurs pitching their ideas to a panel of potential athlete investors including Allyson Felix, Travis Kelce, and executive producer Chris Paul.
Athlete-owned media network PlayersTV has announced that Front Office, a new series executive produced by Chris Paul and his company Ohh Dip!!! Productions, will debut on Nov. 14. The show will feature entrepreneurs pitching their ideas to a series of potential athlete investors. UBS will also work on the project as part of a multi-year agreement with PlayersTV.
Athletes slated to appear in this season include US Olympic icon Allyson Felix, retired NFL Pro Bowlers Vernon Davis and Wale Ogunleye, golf champ Michelle Wie-West, and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. and CP3 himself.
“This season of Front Office will showcase an array of compelling businesses and the people behind them,” Paul said in an official press release. “The series brings the athlete into the boardroom and the audience gets a glimpse of the diligent business practices of professional athletes.”
Paul is no stranger to major investments — something entrepreneurs on the show might want to keep in mind. In the past few months alone, he became a strategic investor in media workflow platform Greenfly and invested in sports card marketplace Dibbs.
Not only will viewers get to see entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to the panel of athletes, but Front Office will take them behind the scenes, showing how athletes consider investments and their potential impact on the community around them. As Ogunleye says, these business decisions can make or break an athlete for years to come.
“The series will show that the right strategic investments made alongside smart financial decisions can help build a legacy,” Ogunleye said. “I am incredibly excited to give viewers the chance to learn about investing through the eyes and experiences of their favorite athletes.”
PlayersTV already works with over 100 athletes, including Dwyane Wade, Ken Griffey Jr., and Angel McCoughtry, aiming to bring them and their lifestyles closer to fans. It is distributed globally across digital, linear, and OTT, with a reach of nearly 300 million households.