David Beckham is being inundated with offers to host his own talk show.
The 37-year-old footballer - whose rolling one year contract with Los Angeles Galaxy is up for renewal in December - has reportedly been offered the chance to front his own sports show by Time Warner Cable. A source told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper, "We want David on board whether or not he continues to play for the Galaxy. We are on our way to becoming the world's biggest sportscaster and he is a key part of our future."
The insider said that the US-based company has offered the midfielder a "multi-million" contract and is "desperate" to secure the father-of-four to host a twice-weekly show on its new sports network. The proposed format would see David interview his fellow athletes, discuss tactics and give him "free reign" to cover any sports of his choice.
But rivals FOX are said to be hashing out a massive counter offer in a desperate bid to lure the successful British star to its network and he is considering his options after being advised to cash-in on his celebrity status.
Time Warner Cable is about to put yet another nail in the coffin of office productivity. The company plans to test delivery of cable TV programs on the Internet. How ever will the average cubicle dweller cram that, YouTube, and relentless Facebook updates into the average work day?
Time Warner calls it’s prototype TV Everywhere. The initial test will involve 5,000 customers in selected markets around the country. The company has not yet said which markets will be involved. CBS, Syfy (a.k.a. Sci Fi Channel), TNT, TBS, AMC, and BBC America, HBO, WE tv, and the Discovery Channel are among the many networks committed to participating in this initial test of TV Everywhere.
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