Peyton Manning launching media production company
Peyton Manning continues to stay busy in his retirement from the gridiron. The Tennessee Volunteer legend is apparently looking to build off of the success of his ESPN+/NFL Films show “Peyton’s Places” with his own media production company.
In a lengthy New York Post profile by Andrew Marchand, it’s revealed that Manning is launching “Omaha Productions.” A college football-centric show will be hosted by Eli Manning, per Marchand:
He is building on his role as the executive producer of “Peyton’s Places” by overseeing similar shows with retired star athletes. He will team with David (Papi’s Places!) Ortiz on baseball, Ronda Rousey on MMA, Abby Wambach on soccer and his brother Eli on college football.
“Peyton’s Places” returns with new episodes on Sunday. Marchand mentions that Manning will continue to do the film breakdown show “Detail” for the ESPN+ streaming platform with 11.5 million subscribers but does not mention any plans for more episodes of “Peyton’s Places.”
In addition to the “Detail” and his Omaha Productions projects, Manning will also be hosting a reboot of “College Bowl” for NBC.
This weekend, Manning is expected to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Hall announces its new class on Saturday.
Tennessee sports betting officially launched on November 1, 2020. Tennessee was the first SEC state to legalize sports betting.