Whistle Sports, whose short videos feature non-traditional sports competitions that appeal mainly to younger viewers, announced today its Dunk League competition will return for another season on Verizon’s mobile platform, go90.
That Verizon service delivers over 25,000 hours of live and on-demand sports programming; Whistle Sports has been an offering there since go90 debuted in October 2015.
Dunk League puts together eight famous dunkers vying for $20,000 in prizes, but says there will be more this year. In the first competition the winner was Guy Dupuy, also known as “The Frequent Flyer.” That competition reached 55.5 million fans, according to Whistle Sports, on all Whistle Sports platforms.
For the new season, Whistle Sport plans 26 episodes, ending with championship rounds in New York. Whistle Sports is working on a social media arrangement so viewers can vote on their favorite. Over those various platforms, Whistle Sports claims 350 million subscribers.