Raycom Media Aquires Tupelo-Honey Prods
Raycom Media Inc. announced today that it has acquired the assets of New York-based Tupelo-Honey Productions (THP), including 50% of My Tupelo Entertainment. The acquisition adds to the Raycom Media production capabilities, which include Raycom Sports, a subsidiary of Raycom Media based in Charlotte, N.C.
Cary Glotzer will continue to be the CEO of Tupelo-Honey and the managing partner of My Tupelo Entertainment. My Tupelo Entertainment is headed by Glotzer, and veteran executive producer, Michael Yudin.
“Combining the assets of Tupelo-Honey with Raycom Sports is a natural fit,” said Raycom Media CEO Paul McTear. “Both organizations produce live and studio sports programming of the highest quality, and in putting the organizations together, we have one of the largest independent sports production companies in the United States. We are also excited about the prospects for My Tupelo Entertainment, a leading independent production company, producing original programming for Network, Cable, Syndication and Broadband.”
Currently Tupelo-Honey produces and packages over 150 live sports and entertainment television events per year. Coupled with Raycom Sports, the combined entity will deliver close to 300 shows in 2012 including NFL and college football, college basketball, Major League Soccer games, producing games for ESPN, NBC Sports Network, FOX Sports, The NFL Network, The ACC Network, and The YES Network.