Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry will be covering golf at the Ryder Cup later this month as part of a “global talent partnership” announced Tuesday between NBC Universal and Curry’s company, Unanimous Media.
Curry will be part of NBC Sports’ Golf Channel coverage of the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, which is set for Sept. 24-26. Portions of that coverage will also air on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The wide-ranging deal with NBC Universal will also see Curry work on scripted and unscripted TV projects, NBC and CNBC, and Dream works Animation, among many areas. Additionally, he will help reboot the network’s public service announcement series “The More You Know.”
“While Stephen is a world-class athlete, his brand and mission transcends the basketball court,” NBC Universal vice chairman of business affairs and operations Jimmy Horowitz said in a statement. “The reach of Comcast NBC Universal’s diverse portfolio will allow us to collaborate and support Stephen and Unanimous’ goals and ambitions while making compelling and impactful content for a global audience.
“We aspire to work with creators who want their impact to reach broadly across our content ecosystem, which makes our partnership with Stephen, Erick [Peyton] and the team at Unanimous Media an ideal fit.”
Curry added in a statement: “Our goal at Unanimous has always been to create content that is not only entertaining, but also uplifting and inspirational. It’s incredible to imagine all the different ways we can make this vision come to life by incorporating all the amazing assets across Comcast NBC Universal’s portfolio that has a footprint in all areas of media and entertainment.”