Whistle Sports, a global sports media company, has partnered with Facebook to create a show for their new video platform, Watch. Titled “Next Trickshot Superstar,” the 10 episode series will debut next year, starring former NFL player Chad Johnson.
The show will be a reality contest with opponents competing to become the Next Trickshot Superstar by displaying accuracy, creativity, coordination, and other skills. Hosted by Chad Johnson, Whistle Sports will search for contestants for the series; they will not be celebrities and former professional athletes.
Athletes will participate in unique challenges such as human skeeball, high-rise corn hole, and zipline spot kicks. 18 competitors will participate during the first six episodes, with the winner from each qualifying for the championship. Episodes seven through 10 will be the series’ championship with a grand prize of $250,000.
“Facebook has become one of the most ideal platforms for video content creators. Its communal environment encourages people to share fun and impactful content with family and friends. Its comments section and expanded suite of reactions give viewers more flexibility to express their love for social content,” said Jeff Urban, co-founder and President, Whistle Sports. “This exclusive show will give fans a chance to root for their favorite players and follow their journeys to becoming the next superstar athlete on one of the most engaging platforms.”
Launched in 2014, Whistle Sports has since received $70 million in funding, reaching an audience of 400 million via YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.