SB Nation Acquires SportsRadioInterviews.com
SB Nation is already putting their $10.5 million Series C to use. The company has announced that they have acquired SportsRadioInterviews.com. SportsRadioInterviews.com is a streaming sports blog that discusses news, upcoming games, and sporting events from the perspective of a sports radio. The website was co-founded by Jimmy Shapiro and Dan Zucker. Below is the full press release:
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SB Nation to Purchase SportsRadioInterviews.com
Leading Sports Radio Station Streaming Blog to Join Nation’s Preeminent Network of Online Sports Communities
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — SB Nation announced today that it has purchased www.sportsradiointerviews.com. SportsRadioInterviews.com (SRI) is a streaming sports blog which provides analysis of breaking news, upcoming games and sporting events from a sports radio perspective. Co-founded by Jimmy Shapiro and Dan Zucker of www.zuckermediagroup.com, SRI has developed a unique style of breaking national sports news by pushing out local and syndicated sports radio station interviews.
“Our goal at SB Nation is to provide sports fans with news, opinion and analysis, regardless of where the information happens,” said Jim Bankoff, Chairman and CEO of SB Nation. “There is so much great content on the radio, SRI will be a great asset and compliment the entire SB Nation portfolio.”
SRI co-founder Jimmy Shapiro commented, “Creating this site has allowed us to leverage our relationships in the sports media business to build a category leader quickly. We are looking forward to continuing to grow the brand under Jim and his teams’ guidance.”
Shapiro will stay on as the Executive Editor of SportsRadioInterviews.
About SB Nation
SB Nation is the country’s largest and fastest growing online sports media company. Based in Washington DC, SB Nation owns and operates nearly 290 team-centric, sport-specific and regional websites, creating the nation’s preeminent network of online sports communities. Working with only the most respected writers, editors and bloggers, SB Nation empowers passionate fans to engage in high quality sports conversation. Each SB Nation site boasts its own name, URL, branding, guidelines and staff, and collectively the network produces more than 40,000 monthly pieces of unique sports content per day, more than any other media outlet. The company’s national flagship site SBNation.com complements its team communities by covering sports news in real time with original content and the best sports news from across the web. For a full directory of SB Nation team and community sites log on to www.sbnation.com/blogs. The company’s investors include Accel Partners, Comcast Interactive Capital, Allen & Company and Khosla Ventures.
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