Global adds The Sports Agents to The News Agents brand
Global is to launch The Sports Agents fronted by Gabby Logan and Mark Chapman.
The new podcast follows the success of The News Agents, which recently exceeded 70 million podcast downloads. The Sports Agents will launch this spring, with new episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.
Gabby Logan and Mark Chapman will give an insider’s perspective on stories in sport and there will be exclusive interviews from the likes of the men’s EURO 2024, the Six Nations, the Wimbledon Championships and the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.
Mark Chapman said: “Often so many of the most interesting stories in sport happen off the pitch, court and track, and its brilliant that The Sports Agents will be the place for us to share the stories behind the action with listeners.”
Ashley Tabor-King CBE, Founder & Executive President of Global, said: “We always knew we wanted to expand The News Agents brand into the world of sport and I’m delighted to be welcoming two of the finest sports broadcasters in the UK to Global to make this Global Player original podcast with us.”
James Rea, Chief Broadcasting and Content Officer at Global, said: “With an amazing year of sport ahead of us, this is the perfect time to launch The Sports Agents. Gabby and Mark are first-class broadcasters who will bring a wonderful mix of insight, expert knowledge and a healthy dose of humour. Their chemistry is fantastic and it’s a pleasure to welcome them into the Global family.”
Vicky Etchells, Head of News and Factual Podcasts at Global, added: “Another Global Player original podcast, The Sports Agents will delve into the stories behind the sports in a way you don’t hear anywhere else. We’ll cover all sports, on location and in the studio. Gabby and Mark have a fantastic friendship and we’ve got a brilliant production team in place under the guidance of The News Agent’s editor Tom Hughes.”
Launching in early Spring, new episodes of The Sports Agents will be available every Tuesday and Thursday evening on Global Player.