MLB slugger David Ortiz to star in 'Big Papi Network' on Verizon Go90

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David Ortiz, the Boston Red Sox star hitter, is getting his own channel on Verizon's Go90 mobile-video service.

Dubbed "The Big Papi Network," the channel from IMG is executive produced in partnership with creator and star David Ortiz. It launched Thursday on Go90.

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"The Big Papi Network" will feature 18 weeks of original short-form content, with new episodes becoming available each week. Every episode will follow Ortiz through all aspects of his life, incorporating his humor and unique perspective through interviews with notable celebrities from pro athletes to humanitarians and quick snapshots of his favorite things, from cars to movies.

Ortiz is a nine-time Major League Baseball All-Star and World Series MVP who's established himself as one of the most prolific hitters of the last decade playing for the Red Sox. The Dominican-American slugger and his longtime marketing agent and manager, Alex Radetsky of Radegen Sports Management, will serve as executive producers of the network's content under Ortiz's newly-formed Big Papi Productions banner.

The "Big Papi Network" marks the first of nine "Superstar Networks" IMG and go90 plan to launch, each of which will feature weekly content presented, produced, and hosted by some of the biggest names in sports, modeling and music.

IMG's first original production for go90, "#WLYG (We Love Your Genes)," documented the lives of 25 newly signed IMG models discovered through Instagram.

Watch one of the first "Big Papi" episodes with Ortiz:

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MLB slugger David Ortiz to star in 'Big Papi Network' on Verizon Go90

T-25. Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees & James Shields, San Diego Padres: $21,000,000

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24. Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles: $21,118,782

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23. Jacoby Ellsbury, New York Yankees: $21,142,857

(Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

22. Jayson Werth, Washington Nationals: $21,571,428

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21. Carl Crawford, Los Angeles Dodgers: $21,607,142

(Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

20. Adrian Gonzalez, Los Angeles Dodgers: $21,857,142

(Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

T-18. Jose Reyes, Colorado Rockies & Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees: $22,000,000

(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

17. Justin Upton, Detroit Tigers: $22,125,000

(Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

16. Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals: $22,142,857

(Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

15. Hanley Ramirez, Boston Red Sox: $22,750,000

(Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)

14. Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins: $23,000,000

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

13. Mark Teixeira, New York Yankees: $23,125,000

(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

12. Cole Hamels, Texas Rangers: $23,500,000

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11. Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners: $24,000,000

(Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

T-7. C.C Sabathia, New York Yankees; Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies; Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels; Jon Lester, Chicago Cubs: $25,000,000

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6. Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners: $25,857,142

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T-4. Miguel Cabrera & Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers: $28,000,000

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3. David Price, Boston Red Sox: $30,000,000

 (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)

2. Zack Greinke, Arizona Diamondbacks: $34,000,000

(Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

1. Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers: $34,571,428

(Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)


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