Cinedigm is launching the WHAM Network, a 24/7 esports coverage network on Twitch. The network will cover industry news, the celebrity gaming scene, in depth coverage of live events, and offer gamer-focused original series. It will spotlight a range of programming, including esports tournaments and highlights, Clip Blip – an America’s Funniest Home Videos style show, esports central live – modeled after ESPN’s Sports Center, a retro gaming show, and Game Bytes – a look into the gaming bar and restaurant scene.
Is the demand there yet for a 24/7 channel for esports and gaming? This is the trap that ESPN has fallen into in more recent time. The 24/7 news cycle has forced the quality of programming to drop.
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