Havas Taps Former College Football Stars for DISH Network

By Erik Oster 

Havas Worldwide Chicago tapped former college football stars Matt Leinart, Heath Shuler and Brian Bosworth in their latest spot for DISH Network, promoting the DISH Anywhere app.

Also featuring the kangaroo mascots that just refuse to go away, the spot finds the three athletes deciding to head back to college after misunderstanding a conversation about watching live college football anywhere with DISH’s app. This is about as painful as the rest of DISH’s recent advertising, with the involvement of Leinart, Shuler and Bosworth the only thing really differentiating it. Hardcore college football fans might get a kick out of seeing the trio, but for the rest of us this is just another annoying DISH ad. Credits after the jump.



Agency: Havas Worldwide Chicago

President, Havas WW Chicago Group: Paul Marobella

Chief Creative Officer, Chicago, North America: Jason Peterson

US Chief Growth Officer: Laura Maness

VP, Strategy Director: Anna Newburn

Managing Director: Tatia Torrey

Global Chief Content Officer: Vin Farrell

Co-Head of Production, North America: Dave Evans

Executive Producer: Nicky Furno

Broadcast Production Administrator: Bonnie Hamilton

Group Creative Director: Ecole Weinstein

Group Creative Director: Michelle Tucker

Associate Creative Director: Benny Jackson

Junior Copywriter: Chelsea Berger

Assistant Account Executive: Ryan Cisler

Account Coordinator: Marissa Jaeckel


Production Company: Smuggler

Director: Renny Maslow

Partner: Patrick Milling Smith

Partner: Brian Carmody

COO: Lisa Rich

Executive Producer: Lisa Tauscher

Head of Production: Andrew Colón

Line Producer: Rhonda Vernet


Editorial Company: Studio 6

Post Producer: Joe Tipre

Editor: Nick Lofting


Post EFX: Motion Picture Company (MPC)

Managing Director: Justin Lane

Head of Production: Derek Macleod-Veilleux

Producer: Matthew Loranger

VFX Supervisor: Liam Griffin