Gaming content creation company ESP Gaming has entered a partnership with sports network Stadium.
As part of this deal, ESP Gaming will create original esports programming that focuses on the storylines from players and teams. This content could include documentaries, reality series, talk shows, and live competition shows.
JR McCabe, Chief Digital Officer of ESP Gaming discussed the partnership: “Stadium has built an incredible distribution network that’s able to reach new audiences on a wide variety of platforms, which is instrumental when catering to young, digital-first fans of esports. We’re excited to combine our strengths to deliver best-in-class content to one of the most passionate audiences in live sports.”
This partnership will last through 2019, with ESP Gaming’s content being aired on Stadium’s television channel, as well as through numerous digital channels. More details regarding the programming will be released in the coming weeks.
Adam Anshell, Managing Director of Stadium added: “This partnership marks another step forward for Stadium as we work towards developing and expanding our esports programming. We look forward to working with the incredibly talented team at ESP Gaming to offer fans a first-class experience.”
Stadium is a sports network that has live on-demand games and events, highlights, and original programming. This includes a 24/7 feed across all of its platforms, as well as a library of VOD content. ESP Gaming’s team reportedly produced “over 300 hours of live content” in 2017 for television, so the two companies sound like a good match.
Esports Insider says: ESP Gaming has been making some intriguing moves as of late: including the acquisition of Auzom, the launch of the World Showdown of Esports, and now this partnership with Stadium. Making esports a regular part of Stadium’s 24/7 feed sounds like a good move, and it could prove to be really interesting since there are so many fascinating storylines across esports.