LOS ANGELES – August 12, 2021
ESTV, the first-ever dedicated channel for esports and gaming personalities, today announced its availability on WatchFree+, VIZIO’s (NYSE: VZIO) free streaming service on SmartCast™. Audiences can now find ESTV in the WatchFree+ electronic programming guide (EPG).
“We are thrilled to work with VIZIO to feature ESTV esports channel on SmartCastTVs and the WatchFree+ platform,” said Eric Yoon, founder and CEO of ESTV. “Casual gamers and gaming enthusiasts alike can now find round-the-clock esports and esports-related video content for free on their VIZIO TVs.”
ESTV is available today on various digital, over-the-top (OTT) video, mobile and basic cable video platforms. Programming features partners such as Enthusiast Gaming, PUBG Continental Series and Grand Master Finals, the Drone Champion League and the Ultimate Gaming League featuring NFL Alumni and Hip-Hop entertainers. Content formats range from hardcore gaming, news, documentaries, movies, shows and coverage, competitive gaming, team analysis and player content, casual mainstream gaming news, live streaming event broadcasting and syndicated late night talk shows and interviews.
VIZIO is dedicated to building personalized experiences for the modern consumer, where viewers have instant access to the entertainment they love. SmartCast is continuously updated with new features and content automatically, so users have endless entertainment options. The latest WatchFree+ programming is available on all VIZIO SmartCast TVs. For more information about WatchFree+ visit https://www.vizio.com/en/watchfreeplus.
ESTV is the first worldwide 24-7 live linear video channel dedicated to esports launched in May 2019, ESTV provides round-the-clock coverage of esports athletes and gaming franchises from an insider perspective. ESTV is available on the Roku® Channel (U.S. & Canada), Amazon Fire TV, Samsung TVPlus, Dish® Sling TV, VIZIO, Rakuten TV (Europe), TCL TV (worldwide),ZEASN (worldwide), Hisense Sharp (worldwide), RAD TV (Playstation, Google TV& Android TV), EASY TV (Brazil), Select TV, TikiLIVE, XOD Global(worldwide), Simul-TV in the U.S. and international territories as well as over the air network for local media market. We are also available on Twitch,YouTube and Facebook platforms and streams live linear feed and AVOD services.ESTV partners with the world's top gaming networks and production partners for the most robust esports content lineup on linear, online and mobile. ESTV is also an exclusive media broadcast partner of the Department of Defense JointBase Lewis McChord and NFL Alumni esports events. For more information, please visit www.estv.co.
Founded and headquartered in Orange County, California, our mission at VIZIO Holding Corp. (NYSE: VZIO) is to deliver immersive entertainment and compelling lifestyle enhancements that make our products the center of the connected home. We are driving the future of televisions through our integrated platform of cutting-edge Smart TVs and powerful SmartCast™ operating system. We also offer a portfolio of innovative sound bars that deliver consumers an elevated audio experience. Our platform gives content providers more ways to distribute their content and advertisers more tools to target and dynamically serve ads.
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