Fox Corporation (Nasdaq: FOXA, FOX) today announced an agreement via its subsidiary to acquire OutKick Media, LLC, a digital media platform founded and led by Clay Travis, and related assets. OutKick is an omnichannel leader in sports, opinion politics, and pop culture content across its radio, podcasts, online and social outlets, as well as one of the foremost sources of sports wagering information in the United States. Further, OutKick is in an exclusive marketing agreement with FOX’s partner FanDuel and serves as a significant source of sports wagering referrals.
Fox Corporation Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lachlan Murdoch commented: “As FOX further diversifies our growing digital portfolio and broadens our position in the sports wagering ecosystem, there could be no better acquisition than OutKick. Clay and his team have quickly made OutKick a content powerhouse with a very large, loyal and engaged audience. We expect the synergies presented across FOX’s existing portfolio of assets will turbocharge this exciting business.”
Travis added: “OutKick has grown out of my passion for producing bold, well-informed, and entertaining content about sports, current events and, more recently, sports wagering. With the power of FOX behind us, we look forward to maintaining OutKick’s unwavering commitment to that mission, as well as further accelerating the growth of our audience, and continued leadership in the sports wagering affiliate category.”
OutKick’s business spans multiple platforms and outlets. Clay Travis’ sports radio show reaches more than 10 million monthly listeners and is the No. 1 daily sports radio show in the mornings in the U.S.; the OutKick podcast network, which just launched in September, already notches more than four million monthly episode downloads. OutKick also monthly draws millions of users to its website, video posts and social media channels.
In addition, OutKick creates highly compelling sports wagering content, and currently has a successful, exclusive marketing arrangement with FanDuel. The OutKick platform is one of FanDuel’s attractive sources of wagering leads.
OutKick users are highly-engaged with the brand, making them an appealing group for advertisers. Approximately two-thirds of users are between the ages of 18 and 54, with more than 70% of them reporting a household income above $50,000 and nearly three-quarters being college-educated.
FOX plans to operate OutKick as an independent brand and leverage its content across its existing platforms. Clay Travis will remain integrally involved at OutKick and serve as its president.
OutKick Media is jointly owned by Clay Travis and Savage Ventures. Savage Ventures will continue to have an operational role in the business going forward. Methuselah Advisors served as the exclusive financial advisor to OutKick for the transaction.