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ESPN UK signs Nat Coombs to front new American Football podcast sponsored by Paddy Power

PRESS RELEASE — September 12, 2019

ESPN UK has signed Britain’s foremost American sports expert and TV & radio presenter Nat Coombs to front his own new podcast devoted to American Football, The Nat Coombs Show.

The show will leverage Nat’s experience as a host of popular sports podcasts and radio shows to bring British listeners a familiar mix of knowledgeable guests, insightful discussion and humour to the new project with ESPN.

Paddy Power Daily Fantasy are sponsoring the show, having launched their new game – which enables fans of American football to pick a fantasy team for a single round of fixtures, without the need for a league and draft like traditional fantasy games.

The Nat Coombs Show from ESPN UK will feature four episodes each week, designed to keep fans fully informed and entertained on the latest from the world of American football. The first episode was launched on Wednesday 4 September, previewing the new pro football season, and is available to listen here:

Mondays will focus on recapping the weekend’s action, while Wednesdays will feature pro football news, as well as a segment on college football discussing 2020 draft prospects, and the best upcoming college games. Fridays will preview the weekend’s American Football match-ups with Nat’s regular guests, and a Daily Fantasy show will be released on Saturdays, with hints and tips on picking a team for the weekend.

Commenting on ESPN’s launch of The Nat Coombs Show, Alan Fagan, VP, Disney Media Sales & Partnerships and ESPN EMEA, said: “ESPN’s mission is to serve the sports fan, and as the American Football fanbase continues to grow in the UK, this is a great example of that – high quality content created by true fans and experts who have passion and deep knowledge of the game. ESPN has a long relationship with Nat Coombs, he is a superb presenter who brings with him all the elements needed for a great podcast. We are also delighted to partner with Paddy Power. With their new Daily Fantasy product they are an ideal partner and a perfect complement to the show.”

Nat Coombs said: “Thrilled to be working with a great team at ESPN during an incredibly exciting time for American Football in the UK. Our show will welcome fans old and new and we have a terrific line up of regular guests - journalists, comedians, broadcasters and sports stars - to keep everyone entertained!”

Michelle Spillane, Paddy Power’s Marketing Director, said: “We’re delighted to be sponsoring The Nat Coombs Show, it’s the perfect fit for us, and our new Daily Fantasy product. We love that Nat combines insight and humour, which will appeal massively to Paddy Power’s audience.”

Nat Coombs has anchored live sport across UK TV and radio for more than ten years, appearing on networks including the BBC, TalkSport, FIVE and Channel 4, for whom he hosted the channel’s Broadcast Award-nominated coverage of the Super Bowl. As a podcast and online video host, and national newspaper columnist, he has been involved with a range of digital projects, including writing and presenting a daily World Cup show.

ESPN’s podcast leadership is well established with a rich stable of shows covering all major sports, and audio documentaries as part of the critically acclaimed 30 for 30 series. The Nat Coombs Show will be available on and on all major podcast providers.

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