Direct Sports Network

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Direct Sports Network
Private
Industry Entertainment
Founded Irvine, California
Founder Richard Gillam
Headquarters Irvine, California
Key people
Richard Gillam (CEO)
Products
Services
Website desksite.com

Direct Sports Network or DSN (formerly DeskSite) is a digital media company based in Irvine, California. The company distributes sports programming with a focus on team-produced content. The network consists of individual team-specific apps (referred to as ‘DeskSites’), as well as a general ‘Sports’ app with individual teams aggregated together, in a Netflix-like ecosystem.

Business[edit]

DSN operates an Ad-supported Video on Demand system (AVOD) through a network of branded sports apps on myriad platforms. TV commercials from national advertisers are periodically inserted into premium sports content. The various apps (DeskSites) are both free to install and access.

Programming[edit]

DSN programming primarily consists of platform-exclusive content supplied by individual sports teams, complemented with original programming segments produced inhouse in cooperation with various content partners.

Content Partners[edit]

Major League Soccer[edit]

Colorado Rapids,[1] Houston Dynamo,[2] Los Angeles Galaxy,[3] and Seattle Sounders.[4]

NASCAR[edit]

Leaguewide NASCAR content library; promotion sample. [5]

National Football League[edit]

Baltimore Ravens,[6] Buffalo Bills,[7] Chicago Bears,[8] Cincinnati Bengals,[9] Cleveland Browns,[10] Dallas Cowboys,[11] Denver Broncos,[12] Houston Texans,[13] Indianapolis Colts,[14] Los Angeles Chargers[15] Los Angeles Rams,[16] Miami Dolphins,[17] New England Patriots,[18] Oakland Raiders,[19] Pittsburgh Steelers, [20] and San Francisco 49ers.[21]

National Hockey League[edit]

Boston Bruins,[22] Colorado Avalanche,[23] Columbus Blue Jackets,[24] Dallas Stars,[25] Detroit Red Wings,[26] New Jersey Devils,[27] Philadelphia Flyers,[28] Pittsburgh Penguins,[29] San Jose Sharks,[30] Washington Capitals.[31]

Original Content[edit]

Charlie's Angels[edit]

An original series (in post-production) with host Charlie Weis, who takes highly technical football-centric questions from his three ‘Angels’.

Hire a Driver[edit]

An original series produced by DSN in partnership with NASCAR Digital Media (NDM), in which NASCAR drivers pitch fans as to why they should root for them versus other drivers. Currently available on the NASCAR DeskSite.[32]

Stars on Stars[edit]

Stars from sports & Hollywood talking shop, life, and what’s next; initial episodes (in post-production) include Eric Dickerson, Charlie Weiss, et al.

Platforms[edit]

Available on Amazon’s Fire TV, Roku, select Smart TVs and Blu-ray players, iPads, as well as Windows & Mac desktops, laptops, and tablets.

Corporate Affairs[edit]

Directors[edit]

Peter Farrelly, Sid Ganis, Mark Handler, Joe Pytka, Erwin Rafael, and Leigh Steinberg.[33]

Management[edit]

Richard Gillam, CEO.

Offices[edit]

Irvine, California.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rapids Website Announcement
  2. ^ Our Sports Central Announcement
  3. ^ LA Business Journal Announcement
  4. ^ Sport Techie Announcement
  5. ^ Forbes Announcement
  6. ^ Russel Street Report Announcement
  7. ^ Buffalo Business First Announcement
  8. ^ SportsPro Announcement
  9. ^ Bengals Website Announcement
  10. ^ Crain's Cleveland Business Journal Announcement
  11. ^ The Post Game Announcement
  12. ^ Broncos Website Announcement
  13. ^ Texans Website Announcement
  14. ^ Indianapolis Business Journal Announcement
  15. ^ Chargers Website Announcement
  16. ^ Rams Website Announcement
  17. ^ Phin Phanatic Announcement
  18. ^ Video Ink Announcement
  19. ^ Raider Take Announcement
  20. ^ Steelers Website Announcement
  21. ^ Cision PR Newswire Announcement
  22. ^ Buffalo Sabres,<ref name="Sabres" Buffalo Business First Announcement
  23. ^ Avalanche Website Announcement
  24. ^ Columbus Business First Announcement
  25. ^ Rapid TV News Announcement
  26. ^ Tech Century Announcement
  27. ^ Washington Business Journal Announcement
  28. ^ Cision PR Newswire Announcement
  29. ^ Cision PR Newswire Announcement
  30. ^ Sharks Website Announcement
  31. ^ Capitals Website Announcement
  32. ^ NASCAR Website Announcement
  33. ^ Bloomberg Business Board Members

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