Los Angeles, CA (June 30, 2021) – Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc., a globally integrated multi-platform media company, announced today that the Company’s popular Game+ network is launching two all-new hour-long daily sports betting series Mean Streets and Last Word Cheetah on Monday, July 5.
Mean Streets is a partnership between Game+ and top fantasy sports and sports betting outlet FTN Network, LLC, (FTN), tipping off at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT as FTN Daily’s resident fantasy sports guru Chris Meaney and a rotating panel of experts delve deep into the latest fantasy sports and betting talk. From football and basketball to baseball and hockey, Meaney and his crew break down the biggest games and examine the top players most likely to produce the most points—giving viewers all they need to set the perfect fantasy lineups and find the best value in the betting markets.
Then, Game+ joins forces with sports betting content producer Bets TV to deliver an inside look into the world of sports betting and wagering talk on Last Word Cheetah at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT. Hosted by veteran analyst The Sports Cheetah—Preston Johnson—Last Word Cheetah puts an entertaining spin on the traditional sports talk format as Johnson presents side-splitting skits, sits down with the industry’s top betting experts to discuss up-to-the-minute news and developments, and takes calls live in-studio to talk through potential bets and give viewers the wagering edge.
"Anthem has years of experience delivering high quality programming across multiple platforms throughout North America. As we build out our media assets at FTN and Bets TV, I could not think of a better company to partner with. Anthem's expertise in production, marketing, advertising, and distribution will help take the award winning content produced by our staff to a much wider audience. The wagering entertainment market is set to be one of the fastest growing segments of the media industry in the coming years. This partnership positions Anthem, Bets TV, and FTN to take advantage of that growth." says FTN and Bets TV CEO Kevin Adams.
“Sports wagering continues to become more and more available throughout North America, and the demand for high-quality betting content has greatly increased, as well,” said Chad Midgley, President of Game+. “Game+ is the premier destination for the best sports wagering and daily fantasy sports programming on television, and we are proud to bolster our lineup even further with the additions of Mean Streets and Last Word Cheetah. Chris Meaney and Preston Johnson are incredibly passionate about sports and have a vast knowledge of the world of sports betting—making them the perfect hosts to guide viewers through this ever-changing landscape. We look forward to sharing all that we have been working on when Mean Streets and Last Word Cheetahpremiere on Game+ on July 5.”
Game+ (www.gameplusnetwork.com) is the home for fantasy sports gaming news and information, wagering information programming, Esports, high stakes poker, live action sports, wrestling and other fast-paced, action-adventure driven shows and lifestyle programming. The channel is available on IPTV, cable, satellite systems and subscription streaming services across North America. Game+ is a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., a leading global sports media company. For more information, visit www.gameplusnetwork.com and @GamePlusNetwork on Twitter.
About Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc.
Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc. is a globally integrated multi-platform media company with offices and studios in Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, New York, Kansas City and Toronto. Anthem's portfolio includes AXS TV, a leading music, entertainment and lifestyle television channel and digital media company; Fight Network, the world's premier combat sports channel; IMPACT Wrestling, one of the world's leading wrestling organizations specializing in original programming and live events; Invicta Fighting Championships, the world’s premier all-women mixed martial arts promotion; Game+, the leader in Esports and gaming content; GameTV, the home of game shows and competition-based reality series; and HDNet Movies, which features theatrically released films and documentaries. Anthem also has a significant ownership interest in Pursuit Channel, one of the top outdoor channels in the U.S.