Boardroom: Out of Office

Episode 32: Dan Porter and Zack Wiener, co-founders of Overtime, the digital sport platform, on the launch of their...

Episode 32: Dan Porter and Zack Wiener, co-founders of Overtime, the digital sport platform, on the launch of their disruptive new pro hoops league, Overtime Elite, and their formula for growing Overtime’s community.

Boardroom: Out of Office - March 10, 2021 - 59:14

Dan Porter and Zack Wiener are co-founders of Overtime, the multi-platform digital sports channel that launched in 2016, then blew up in 2017 when, among other highlights, it posted a block from high school star, Zion Williamson. The Overtime website describes its mission as building the “sports network for the next generation of fans,” but Porter has also revealed the company's ambition to be the biggest global sports network on the planet. Currently, Overtime content has 14 billion views a year, and a global audience of 45 million across all platforms. But in its most audacious effort, the multi-media digital sports juggernaut just announced a new venture that may disrupt the landscape of NCAA basketball. They launched Overtime Elite, a professional basketball league for high school prospects that will pay six-figure salaries, offer equity in the league, and provide college scholarships for players who ultimately opt out of pursuing a career in the NBA. Porter and Wiener talk to Rich and Gianni about the motivations behind launching OT Elite, the advice that KD gave them that helped hone the OTE concept, and what it’s like for the unique co-founder duo (Porter is in his ‘50s, Wiener is in his ‘20s) to combine their generationally-distinct perspectives, experience and networks in forming a dynamic digital brand with global ambitions.

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Boardroom: Out of Office brings fans inside the candid conversations entrepreneurs, athletes, entertainers, and executives have with each other once they’ve left the confines of work itself. From career trajectories to the ins-and-outs of entrepreneurship to the “aha!” moments along the way, host Rich Kleiman gives fans a look at culture in a brand-new way by examining life at the intersection of business and entertainment.