Tupelo-Honey Raycom, WebStream Merge to Form New Production Outfit ‘Tupelo Raycom’
Tupelo-Honey Raycom and WebStream Sports will combine resources and be known as Tupelo Raycom, effective immediately. The sports and entertainment company will continue to operate offices in New York City, Indianapolis, Charlotte and Nashville. Tupelo-Honey Founder Cary Glotzer will serve as CEO of Tupelo Raycom with WebStream Founder John Servizzi and Greg Weitekamp acting as executive vice presidents.
No positions have been eliminated in the combination. Instead, the full-time staff has been organized to provide better service to clients and increased professional development and mentoring. In addition, Tupelo Raycom will utilize more than 1000 industry professionals to develop new programming and deliver live events, music specials and branded features for broadcast and digital platforms. In addition, Tupelo Raycom maintains six production trailers and a 20-station edit facility in New York’s Financial District.
“From the moment Raycom Media acquired WebStream fifteen months ago, it was clear that bringing these two groups together made tremendous sense,” said Glotzer. “The sports and entertainment markets have embraced their efficient production model and blending our talented staffs and resources allows us to deliver quality production at every level.”
The first program to bear the new Tupelo Raycom production credit, “Holiday Homecoming with Jewel” aired on CBS Christmas Day.
“Change is rarely easy, but I can I honestly say my time with Raycom Media has been nothing short of sensational,” added Servizzi. “Raycom Media has invested heavily in us and this represents the next leap forward for our team.”
Tupelo Raycom boasts a client list that includes NBC, CBS, ESPN, Turner Sports, FOX, Travel Channel, Bounce TV, Live Nation, MSG Network, NCAA, Major League Soccer, Amazon, NFL, New York Giants, New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons as well as the Horizon League, Big South, Missouri Valley, Ohio Valley and Southern Conferences.
Tupelo-Honey was founded 1996 and was acquired by Raycom Media in 2012, resulting in the Tupelo-Honey Raycom rebrand. WebStream Sports was founded in 2006.