Shawne Merriman Turns on Lights Out Sports Streamer

By Jon Lafayette ( Broadcasting & Cable ) published May 13, 2024

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Shawne Merriman Turns on Lights Out Sports Streamer

Shawne Merriman Turns on Lights Out Sports Streamer

By Jon Lafayette ( Broadcasting & Cable ) published May 13, 2024
Content partners include Glory Kickboxing, World Poker Tour, Swerve Combat, Chess.com, Streetbeefs, Outdoor America, Speedvision, Cineverse, A7FL Former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman has soft-launched Lights Out Sports, a free ad-supported sports streaming service. Lights Out Sports will offer content from a number of sports programmers including Glory Kickboxing, World Poker Tour, Swerve Combat, Chess.com, Streetbeefs, Outdoor America, Speedvision, Cineverse, the American 7s Football League (A7FL) and Merriman’s own mixed martial arts outfit, Lights Out Xtreme Fighting. Several of those are already available through the app. Since retiring from football, Merriman has done a lot of work in the media business, on air with several networks and behind the scenes, helping to launch the WWE’s network. “This is a big undertaking,” Merriman told Broadcasting+Cable. “You’ve got to make sure you’ve got all your ducks in a row and everybody's on the same page. We want to make sure that all the partners coming feel confident that they’re getting a full service.” Lights Out Sports (Image credit: Lights Out Sports) Merriman, whose nickname as player was “Lights Out,” says more sports content partners are waiting to climb into the ring with Lights Out Sports. The service will feature a variety of sports-only content, including live games, highlights and interviews with top athletes. In the future, he’s hoping to add sports-themed movies and original series.

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