The first live episode of The Boardroom, produced by NBA star Kevin Durant’s Thirty Five Ventures and ESPN+, will be streamed from the MIT Sports Analytics Conference at the Boston Convention Center this Saturday, March 7, at 3:15 pm ET. The Boardroom streams exclusively on ESPN+, the leading direct-to-consumer sports streaming service.
As part of the second season of The Boardroom, which premiered last month, Saturday’s live episode entitled “The Making of a Superstar” will feature ESPN’s Jay Williams hosting a dynamic panel discussion in front of a live audience, with Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics; TJ Adeshola, Head of U.S. Sports at Twitter; and Rich Kleiman, Thirty Five Ventures co-founder and executive producer of The Boardroom.
What: The Boardroom Live: The Making of a Superstar
Stream The Boardroom exclusively on ESPN+
Where: MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference
Boston Convention & Exposition Center
Bill James Room (Ballroom West)
When: Saturday, March 7 at 3:15 to 4:15 pm ET
Who: Jay Williams – Basketball Analyst and Host, ESPN
Jaylen Brown – Boston Celtics
TJ Adeshola – Head of U.S. Sports, Twitter
Rich Kleiman – Co-founder, Thirty Five Ventures
About The Boardroom
The Boardroom is a look inside the business of sports as we’ve never seen it before, bringing fans inside the spaces where athletes, tech moguls, and sports executives are working to move the sports world - and culture itself - forward. Brought to you by Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman’s Thirty Five Ventures, the brand is an innovative way to give fans insight about and perspective on the sports and entrepreneurship topics they are most passionate about.
As a network, The Boardroom distributes content where the fans are: through broadcast media, natively on social media, in their email inboxes, and on their favorite podcast platform. Season 2 of the flagship series is available to stream now on ESPN+.
About Thirty Five Ventures
Co-founded by two-time NBA champion Kevin Durant and his business partner Rich Kleiman, Thirty Five Ventures incorporates the duo’s business entities across sports, tech, media, philanthropy and more.
The Boardroom, a multi-channel sports business/culture-focused platform that includes an ESPN+ series, events, digital exclusives, an e-newsletter, a podcast and more to come in 2020. Other recent Thirty Five Ventures initiatives include the basketball-themed scripted series "SWAGGER" with Imagine Entertainment and Apple, an equity partnership with premium audio brand Master & Dynamic, and the Durant Center, a state-of-the-art educational and leadership facility in Durant’s hometown in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
ESPN+ is the leading direct-to-consumer sports streaming service from Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment and ESPN. Launched in April 2018, ESPN+ has grown quickly to 7.6 million subscribers in less than two years, offering fans thousands of live events, original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks, as well as premium editorial content.
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