Cinedigm and The WHAM Network Launch Global Gaming and eSports Streaming Network
Cinedigm and The WHAM Network Inc, announced a partnership to launch The WHAM Network, a 24/7 streaming channel providing news, information and entertainment focused on the global eSports and Gaming lifestyle. The companies will jointly operate and market the channel, which will be available across all major connected mobile devices, gaming consoles, and set top boxes. Additionally, the companies are in talks with additional platforms, skinny bundle providers, and cable operators in order to make the channel broadly available on all modes of distribution. The channel is expected to launch in the third quarter of 2017.
Founded in 2016 by Gary Kleinman, with a dedicated team of native gamers, entertainment, media and advertising professionals, WHAM has over twenty original series slated for production, with a target of at least160 hours of original programming in 2017. Ranging from news, celebrity gaming, and documentaries to reality, gaming competitions, live event coverage and more, WHAM will provide shows that inform, engage, and entertain the 2-plus billion gamers worldwide, from professional eSports teams to casual and competitive gamers.
“WHAM is extremely excited to launch this Gaming lifestyle and culture channel,” says WHAM Founder/CEO Gary Kleinman. “We couldn’t be happier than to work with the exceptional team at Cinedigm, an organization that has tremendous experience in all avenues of content distribution on a global basis.”