LOS ANGELES -- Michael Weisman, a winner of 12 Emmy Awards with NBC Sports, Tuesday was named president and executive producer of Davis Sports Entertainment, a new company that will produce sports programs for television.
A subsidiary of the Davis Companies owned by oilman Marvin Davis, Davis Sports Entertainment will produce shows for pay-per-view, cable and network specials.
It is expected to announce its first major property Sept. 1.
Weisman served as executive producer of NBC Sports from 1983-1989. His responsibilities included the 1988 Seoul Olympics, five World Series, four Super Bowls, regular-season baseball, college basketball, track and field and boxing.
Innovations by Weisman included the 'Ten-Minute Ticker' for updated NFL scores; the hiring of legendary broadcaster Marty Glickman to serve as an announcer coach; and the 'Silent Minute' during the Super Bowl XX pre-game telecast.
Weisman has been under contract with CBS Entertainment since 1989. In April, he worked as CBS's producer for the 'All Star Tribute to U.S. Troops' at Andrews Air Force Base.