Globe Newswire 9-Nov-2018 9:00 AM
COMBAT GO by JungoTV Delivers International Coverage from the World's Top MMA, Muay Thai and Boxing Promotions
WHAM Network Gives Viewers In-Depth Access to the World of Esports with Tournaments, Analysis, Original Series, and More
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cinedigm (NASDAQ:CIDM) 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."
JungoTV is a global OTT and distribution company founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz, the renowned cardio-thoracic surgeon and Emmy® Award-winning host of the "Dr. Oz Show," along with Nasser J. Kazeminy, entrepreneur, business leader, philanthropist and Chairman of NJK Holding, Sandy Climan, CEO of Entertainment Media Ventures, longtime Hollywood dealmaker, and George Chung, international content expert and entrepreneur, who serves as Chief Executive Officer. The company manages over 47,000 hours of content and over 80 live channels for international distribution. JungoTV recently launched its owned and operated networks, including COMBAT GO, HALLYPOP, and Front Row Channel. For more information, visit www.jungotv.com.
For twenty years, Cinedigm (CIDM) has been at the forefront of the digital transformation of entertainment. Today, Cinedigm continues that mission by providing content, channels and services to the world's largest media, technology and retail companies. Our content aggregation and distribution services power the world's leading digital platforms and retailers. Cinedigm's Digital Networks group provides channels and services that entertain consumers globally across hundreds of millions of devices. For more information, visit www.cinedigm.com.
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