Two-time Super Bowl champion and former NFL defensive lead Chris Long has announced the launch of media production company and content studio Yote House, with plans to expand his hit football podcast series Green Light.
The podcast, which Long co-hosts with best friend Macon Gunter, looks at the world of professional football and features contributions from experts across the sports industry. Since its launch in 2019, the podcast has garnered nearly 500,000 monthly downloads and over 21 million views on YouTube.
The podcast will become Yote House’s flagship show, and will be expanding its volume of episodes to three set times per week. This includes a new live streamed show every Monday co-hosted by Long, his brother Kyle, and former football defensive tackle Nate Collins. Each live episode will also feature contributions from well-known sports figures including former NFL head coach Jeff Fisher, NFL insider Diana Russini, ESPN commentator ‘Stanford Steve’ Coughlin, and more.
“When I retired in 2019, I wanted to keep working, to stay involved in football, to have a voice, but I wanted to do it on my own terms,” said Long. “When I started recording Green Light, success was no sure thing, but it has been thrilling to see the growth of the show over the last few years.”
“Our cast and crew has expanded, we’ve been blessed with incredible guests, and have worked hard at developing dynamic content and connecting with our fanbase. As Green Light has grown, so has our ambition to do more content development, which is why the launch of Yote House Media is a natural next step as we continue to expand.”
In addition to Green Light, Yote House is also adding two brand new original series to its network with former NFL players. The first, titled Fax and the King, launched in July this year and is co-hosted by former NFL players Nate “Dr. Fax” Collins and Beau "The Butter King". Each episode the pair catch up about viral moments and celebrity news, as well as the latest college football in a video podcast format.
Later in 2024, the production company is planning to launch a new podcast with former NFL linebacker and disabled veteran advocate David Vobora titled Life After, talking to guests about finding hope and new perspectives after facing events that changed their lives.
“We’re excited to continue to build on the success of Green Light and expand our offerings by creating more authentic content with athletes and partners,” said Yote House CEO Scott Reinen. “The media landscape continues to grow and evolve, and we’re committed to fostering a collaborative environment open for business.”
Sports podcasting has become a hugely popular trend, especially with ongoing sporting events like the Premier League, Rugby World Cup, US Open, and more. Recently iHeartMedia launched a new sports podcast network, in collaboration with multimedia company Inflection Point Entertainment, which features a number of sports podcasts including existing titles like Comeback Stories and upcoming ones with known sports personalities.