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Hall of Fame, Bleacher Report Collaborate on 'Enshrinement Marathon'

Hall of Fame, Bleacher Report Collaborate on 'Enshrinement Marathon'

07/31/2020
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The Pro Football Hall of Fame and Bleacher Report are collaborating to give fans access to nearly 40 hours of Enshrinement-related Video on Demand content from the Hall’s archives. Bleacher Report is the exclusive social media partner of the Hall for this project.

Football fans will receive highlights of never-before-seen interviews and footage across the B/R Gridiron social channels throughout the month of August.

“The day after the Super Bowl, for the past seven years, the newly elected Class has sat down for exclusive one-on-one interviews that will be seen for the first time,” George Veras, Chief Operating Officer at the Hall and Executive Producer of HOF Productions, said in describing some of the special content available in the Video on Demand package.

Also among the many exclusives, Veras said, are “two days that shook the sports world, when (Hall of Fame) President David Baker walked live on the sets of CBS and FOX pre-games. Viewers will see that attempts to ‘Hide David Baker’ almost blew his cover.”

Other videos fans can view include: uncut versions of each Enshrinement speech from 2014-2019; more than 50 exclusive one-on-one interviews with enshrinees from 2014-2019; David Baker’s “Knocks of the Doors” from 2016-2019, plus outtakes; Baker’s live “knocks” on CBS Sports and FOX Sports to notify Centennial Class of 2020 enshrinees Bill Cowher and Jimmy Johnson, respectively; and behind-the-scenes action captured in the moments before Hall of Famers delivered their Enshrinement speeches.

This is the first time in Hall’s history it has partnered with a media entity to share exclusive content – a move that will help the Hall reach B/R’s hyper-engaged audience of millions of sports fans.

B/R Gridiron will continue to roll out the best moments from the Hall’s never-before-seen footage over the next four weeks. Subscriptions to the video on demand service cost $29.99 for unlimited access to the available Hall of Fame content. Fans can learn more and subscribe at VOD.ProFootballHOF.com

The Hall and Bleacher Report also will collaborate to drive audience engagement to a variety of events lined up during August, including: a new class for the Ford Hall of Fans; more events tied to the #HuddleUpAmerica program; and the unveiling of new elements in Canton that are part of “The ELEVEN,” a series of works depicting key moments in the history of the National Football League.

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