Something exciting is happening for men everywhere. Veteran digital media executives from AOL, NFL, Yahoo!, MSN and Rivals.com launched Scout network, founded by the original founder of both Rivals and Scout and backed by Bob Pittman's investment fund, Pilot Group.
Scout is a network of owned media assets covering NFL, college sports, MLB, military, hunting, fishing, golf, and other premium content and commerce properties for men. The Scout network includes over 300 Web properties, 21 million customers, three television shows, 38 magazines and a robust commerce enterprise.
"Scout’s content is wholesome, yet still passionate," says CEO James Heckman, "so brands can be uplifted with their association with the most important parts of a man’s life."
"I'm truly excited to see this great team coming together, and the terrific progress they're making in building this digital company," said Pittman.
Over the years Scout has built an unrivaled army of reporters and editors who live and breathe what they report. Scout literally has boots on the ground on the most pristine fishing spots in America. We have sideline reporters at every college campus that matters. We have bow hunters taking aim in Georgia. We have history professors at the country's most prestigious universities. We have world-class carpenters dispensing wood-working secrets, and even Navy SEALs giving stress tests to outdoor gear. In short, Scout's legions of experts are everywhere, and they love nothing more than to share what they've seen and learned from the front lines.
How excited are we about the new Scout network? Almost as excited as this guy: