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Maker Studios announces slate of original content for Verizon’s go90


By Adam Flomenbaum | Co-Executive Editor

October 29, 2015 | 5 min read

Maker Studios knows short form content and Verizon’s new streaming service, go90, is mobile-only; a partnership between the two is a natural fit.

Maker today announced that it will be producing original series exclusively for go90, and available live events and on demand content will also be available.

“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, vice president, Content Acquisition and Strategy at Verizon. “Through our commitment with innovative content partners like Maker, go90 is pairing rich exclusive content with a new emerging video viewing experience.”

The free go90 is currently available on iOS and Android.

Geekenders – a cross-country adventure show - is currently live on go90 and stars Jesse Cox, who has garnered over 300 million views on YouTube, and Brooke Lawson aka Dodger, one of the biggest female gamers.

In addition to Geekenders, just some of Maker’s upcoming, original programming for go90 will include:

Defining Beauty (Season 2): Back for a second season exclusively on go90, this time, four African-American beauty influencers examine how society defines beauty and what it really means to be beautiful. Shameless Maya, SimplyBiancaAlexa, Nik Scott and Taren Guy, share their personal stories and pay tribute to the cultural and personal icons that have helped shape them into the women they are today.

Fantasy Quest: Featuring a cast of characters, explore a world of fantasy and imagination powered by the creative engine that is Minecraft. go90 will also be home to an exclusive 3D animated do-it-yourself series that explores the arts, crafts and cosplay side of gaming from inside the popular RPG Fantasy Quest fan community.

In A Galaxy: A collaboration with Warrior Poets and Lucasfilm, take a look inside the lives of 22 Star Wars super fans, from their personal to professional and everything in between lives, see how “the force” is part of the lifeblood of those that live and breathe Star Wars every day.

Marvel’s Off The Rack: Dive into the world of Marvel Comics with both traditional and digital stars as they experience some of the latest Marvel stories through discussions and re-enactments with special cameos from Marvel creators themselves.

Polaris Grand Prix: An off-the-wall, obstacle-strewn, video game inspired go-kart race—starring some of the biggest gaming talent in the world from the Polaris network including Yogscast, LDShadowLady, CinnamonToastKen, and UberHaxorNova, among others. Winners are determined not only by their speed but also by their wit.

Prank School: Prankster, magician Rahat, whose YouTube channel Magic of Rahat boasts over 4.3 million subscribers, takes on apprentices…with a twist. Each episode features Rahat as he takes a protégéiunder his wing to teach them the magical art of pranking—from how to construct props to planning the perfect scenarios, he will then guide his apprentices as they try to trick an unsuspecting public. But will these pranksters become the pranked?

Untitled Jabbawockeez Project: A dance competition series featuring young hopefuls from across the country who are eager to become part of the Jabbawockeez, America’s Best Dance Crew season one winners. A select group of dancers will be chosen to go through intensive training and a final audition process—with the winner invited to become the newest member of the group.

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