Arcade Cloud’s first OTT platform launch will bring gaming-focused animation and original series to premium multi-screen distribution network through XUMO
(Los Angeles, CA – November 1, 2018) – Arcade Cloud, a multi-platform entertainment brand for gamers, announced today the launch of its ad-supported VOD channel on XUMO, a leading disruptor in streaming television and digital entertainment. This is Arcade Cloud’s first smart TV OTT channel launch, which follows the brand’s expansion beyond its own YouTube platform and recent launches on Facebook Watch, Twitch and Roku.
“As gaming content continues to dominate the online video market, it is more important than ever for Arcade Cloud’s compelling, original programming to be readily available on multiple platforms around the world. Smart TV services like XUMO are a critical part of the brand’s growth strategy as we react to changing media consumption habits and new technology launching every year,” said Greg Kampanis, SVP & General Manager, Digital, Global Networks, Blue Ant Media.
“The new Arcade Cloud channel on XUMO is a great addition to the service considering the passionate and ever-growing fan base around gaming content,” stated Anthony Layser, VP of content and programming at XUMO. “We’re excited to partner with Omnia Media, develop Omnia’s OTT presence, and give XUMO’s viewers another fun and engaging channel option.”
The channel’s lineup includes an array of short-form and half hour content for gamers drawn from our library of programming from YouTube and Facebook. Key series include:
- Arcade Cloud’s Fortnite programming including all episodes of its Fortnite-inspired original animated series The Squad which has now passed 30MM views on YouTube since its April 2018 premiere
- The Countdown, an essential resource for gamers offering everything you need to know from the most popular games, awesome new items, craziest glitches, must-have expansions and more!
- In 3 Minutes, Arcade Cloud’s animated recap of pop culture’s biggest games, shows and movies. The series has given the 3-minute treatment to some of our favorites, including God of War, Fallout, Call of Duty, Overwatch, Assassin’s Creed, Stranger Things, The Office, Lord of the Rings and more. The series has produced more than 100 episodes with nearly 200 million views.
- As well as Pixville Nightly and Family of Champions, originally produced for Facebook Watch and an array of other animated gaming parodies.
A leading disruptor in streaming television and digital entertainment, XUMO offers over 140 digital channels of free premium programming across 12 genres, including Sports, News, Kids and Family Entertainment, Live Events, Comedy, Lifestyle, Movies, and more. XUMO is available through a wide range of smart TVs, where it’s available in 30 million U.S. households, as well as across the web and other streaming devices, including the XUMO mobile app for iOS and Android. XUMO delivers its over-the-top (OTT) video-on-demand (VOD) and LIVE linear digital channels through content partnerships with popular media providers such as CBSN, PeopleTV, CollegeHumor, and HISTORY, as well PGA TOUR, and many others. The company is based in Irvine, CA. Learn more about XUMO at www.xumo.tv and follow @XumoTV on Twitter.
About Omnia Media
Based in Los Angeles, Omnia Media is a digital video network and content studio for gamers. Working with a roster of top gaming talents, Omnia creates original content for third-party distributors, including YouTube Originals and Facebook, and brand marketers. The company’s publishing portfolio has amassed over two billion monthly views and a social media footprint of over 200 million followers. Omnia Media is a wholly owned subsidiary of international media and content company Blue Ant Media.