The lights are on
Major League Gaming (MLG) has signed a new deal with Relativity Media, a film and television production studio behind The Social Network, Limitless, and Catfish: The TV Show. Relativity Sports, a division of Relativity Media, is an agency with over 300 professional athlete clients.
The pair will be collaborating in a number of areas, including sports management, to further grow the league's operations, unscripted (reality) programming, and increased digital content. Additionally, MLG has announced Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh has joined the league's board of directors. Kavanaugh joins another new appointee, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey.
Our TakeThis partnership gives MLG potential to bridge its content from online via its own networks to television. This step gives MLG the tools to further penetrate the mainstream market by putting eSports where people who aren't seeking out the content might stumble upon it. Obviously, this is just the first step, but I wouldn't be surprised to see an announcement down the road that puts MLG events and related content on TV.
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And this is another thing I wont be keeping track of.
All I ever ask for is a channel that deals with Video Games, Comic Books and Movies.
All I ever ask for is a channel that deals with Video Games, Comic Books and Movies. None of this reality crap.
If it wasn't for Nielsen ratings,bad management and corporate daggers, G4 would still be running strong. I'm glad MLG is trying to bring competitive gaming to the mainstream but G4 was my home channel in my house for years. They had, as RoadRashDeath requested, "Video Games, Comic Books and Movies" and very little yet different and entertaining "reality Crap". A big sorry to Comcast for G4 not showing repeated growth in viewers without a strong advertising campaign or promotions on their other channels. It was really (tongue in cheek)games not being interesting as a whole that killed G4.