FanDuel seems to have big plans on the way.
Brad Allen of Legal Sports Report, a website that covers the sports betting industry, reports that FanDuel “aims” to turn the TVG horse racing network that their parent company Flutter owns into FanDuel TV, a 24-hour content network. 24 featuring in-studio programming and live sports.
The report states that FanDuel recently circulated documents internally indicating that the name change was “tentatively scheduled” to take effect in September – in time for the football season, by far the busiest period of sports play on the calendar. — and that they “made it clear” there are plans for Kay Adams to host a “SportsCenter-style” show at 7 a.m.
Adams recently left NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football.” There had been rumors that she could host Amazon’s Thursday Night Football coverage, but that job eventually went to Charissa Thompson.
Other content included in the reported plans include shows featuring Bill Simmons and/or The Ringer staff and Pat McAfee. Simmons and McAfee are already FanDuel endorsers.
Another interesting wrinkle from the report is that the network is expected to carry niche sports such as Pickleball, Korean soccer and Chinese basketball live overnight — and, naturally, give viewers the option to bet on it.
A FanDuel spokesperson told the outlet that there were “lots of moving parts” and nothing was “imminent”; the company did not respond to an email from the Post about it.