World News: 14:00 GMT Friday 9th November 2018. [Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. via Globe Newswire via SPi World News]
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- announced today the addition of two more digital-first channels—the martial arts platform COMBAT GO by JungoTV and the popular esports network WHAM—as linear offerings on The Roku Channel, an ad-supported streaming channel that requires no subscriptions or fees. Both channels launched yesterday and also feature a VOD component. COMBAT GO and WHAM join fellow Cinedigm networks DOVE CHANNEL, CONtv, and DOCURAMA, which launched as channels in the Roku Channel Store in September of 2018.
The Roku Channel is a top five channel on the platform in active account reach. Customers can access content via Roku® devices, including Roku TV™, as well as via the Web.
COMBAT GO is a partnership between Cinedigm and the global distribution company JungoTV. Created by JungoTV CEO George Chung, a five-time World Karate Champion and Inductee in the Black Belt Hall of Fame, COMBAT GO presents curated content selected by martial arts experts, featuring in-depth fight commentary and analysis, original docuseries, and martial arts movies. Through its partnership with FITE.TV, the network covers combat events from around the globe including MMA, Muay Thai, wrestling and boxing, highlighting promotions such as RIZIN, Glory of Heroes, Kunlun Fights, Muay Thai Grand Prix Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship and Ring of Honor. COMBAT GO also covers a number of alternative combat sports geared toward millennial audiences.
Created by gamers for gamers, WHAM Network is devoted to providing innovative and immersive programming covering all aspects of the gaming industry from esports to casual gaming. The channel’s offerings include original series, top teams competing in intense esports tournaments, and in-depth coverage of special gaming events, as well as insightful updates on the latest in esports and gaming news.
"Cinedigm is proud to continue our partnership with Roku, as we bring COMBAT GO and WHAM Network to one of the best-selling streaming devices on the market," said Erick Opeka, President of Cinedigm Digital Networks. "Martial arts and esports have quickly emerged as two of the most popular sports in the world. Now, with the additions of COMBAT GO and WHAM Network, Roku users will be able experience this global phenomenon first-hand, as they discover and enjoy a diverse range of hard-hitting martial arts action and in-depth esports programming carefully curated by the industry’s top experts.”
Globe Newswire: 14:00 GMT Friday 9th November 2018
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