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SBD/March 21, 2012/Media
Guber, Tollin Launching Mandalay Sports Media To Develop TV, Broadband Programming
Published March 21, 2012
TRYING TO CREATE A NICHE: The new group plans to create, finance and acquire operating businesses in the sports media market. “We’re trying to create a niche that maybe doesn’t exist yet,” said Tollin. Tollin and Guber saw an opportunity with the amount of sports TV networks that have launched recently, from RSNs to league- and conference-owned networks. Plus, the duo plans to be active with broadband and mobile sports content, too. Tollin said the new company is the result of a longstanding relationship he has with Guber. “We’re both content guys, and we both have a not-so secret passion for sports.” he said. “For content guys like us, this is a dream come true.” Tollin’s sports credentials include films like “Varsity Blues” and documentaries like “Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream” and the ESPN "30 for 30" film “Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?,” as well as mini-series like “The Bronx Is Burning.” He is the executive producer of Showtime's MLB series “The Franchise.”