Meadowlark Media says investors include DraftKings, Snap Inc. chairman Michael Lynton and DAZN, where Skipper most recently served as a chairman. Lynton is also the former head of Sony Pictures.
Actor/comedian Hank Azaria will be among those hired with the money, per The Hollywood Reporter. Azaria will host a podcast as Jim Brockmire, the fictional sportscaster created and portrayed by Azaria in IFC series.
“With the intense competition to retain audiences at established media and to attract customers to new streaming services, we and our investors see an exciting opportunity for Meadowlark to work with the industry’s best storytellers to add the highest quality sports-focused original programming to their existing entertainment offerings,” Skipper said a statement.