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ITV America, NBA Legend Kenny Smith in Pod Deal


ITV America and Smith Entertainment have inked an exclusive development deal that will see NBA legend and basketball analyst Kenny “The Jet” Smith and his wife and producing partner Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith create and produce series across a range of genres.

As a new label under ITV America, Smith Entertainment will develop and produce reality, lifestyle, docuseries, competition shows and other content for broadcast, cable and streaming platforms.

ITV America’s CEO, Brent Montgomery, said, “Kenny and Gwendolyn are a modern-day power couple with incredible ideas and plans to create groundbreaking programming. We’re excited to collaborate with them in this creative partnership and to bring their great taste and sensibilities to multiple platforms.”

Smith added, “Working with Brent, a great trailblazer in the industry, makes us extremely excited for this partnership. ITV America allows Gwendolyn and I, along with our company, an unbelievable producing platform. It gives us an incredible home for our one-of-a-kind content.”

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