Former ESPN president and presenter sign first-look deal with Apple TV+

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What you need to know

  • Meadowlark Media has signed a multi-year first-look deal with Apple, according to reports.
  • Former ESPN president John Skipper and ESPN presenter Dan Le Batard are behind the media company.

Apple TV+ has reportedly signed a multi-year first-look deal with Meadowlark Media, a company created by former ESPN president John Skipper and ESPN presenter Dan Le Batard.

The pair will work on new documentary and unscripted content for Apple TV+ according to a new Variety report, although it might not necessarily be related to sports.

Under the deal, Meadowlark will produce documentary and unscripted series for the streamer. Meadowlark was launched in January, with the company at that time announcing an initial focus on sports content. However, they have previously stated that they will partner with many different creators in a variety of content areas.

The news comes hot on the heels of another Apple TV+ announcement that has former Schitt's Creek star Eugene Levy starring in a new travel show called The Reluctant Traveler.

Apple TV+ continues to grow with new shows, movies, and documentaries being announced seemingly all the time. Existing hit shows like Ted Lasso and Servant continue to pick up new seasons, too. Priced at just $4.99 per month, Apple TV+ might just be the best deal in streaming television right now — and things get even better if you use services like Apple Music and take advantage of Apple One, too.

If you want to enjoy all the latest Apple TV+ content in style, you're going to want to check out our list of the best Apple TV deals on the market today. The very best content deserves the best TV to watch it on, right?

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.