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Maker Studios plans to bring a number of originals series to Verizon’s new go90 mobile video service.
The Disney-owned YouTube network announced Thursday a deal that will make go90 the exclusive home to eight new series, including cross-country adventure Geekenders, starring gamers Jesse Cox and Brooke Lawson, on a road trip to popular U.S. tourist stops. Other originals planned for go90 include Marvel’s Off the Rack, where stars experience the latest Marvel stories through discussions and reenactments, and In A Galaxy, which will look at the lives of 22 Star Wars super fans.
“Maker is committed to expanding our premium programming offering and finding audiences wherever they consume content,” said Sam Wick, exec vp business development and operations at Maker. “With the wide range of programming being shared on the go90 platform, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.”
The deal also gives go90 the rights to license thousands of shortform Maker videos and more than 100 hours of live Maker event coverage.
“Creative and compelling content creators like Maker continue to seek go90 as the leading platform to bring millennials and younger generations exclusive, live and on-demand content in ways that they prefer — and that’s mobile first,” said Terry Denson, Verizon content acquisition and strategy vp. “Through our commitment with innovative content partners like Maker, go90 is pairing rich exclusive content with a new emerging video viewing experience.”
Verizon launched go90 on Oct. 1 with exclusive programming from AwesomenessTV and Michelle Phan’s Icon Network. The free, ad-supported mobile app also features licensed content from Comedy Central and the NFL and will feature live sports and concerts.
Here are the shows that Maker will stream on go90:
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