With esports becoming increasingly popular and viewer counts breaking records each year, the U.K.’s GinxTV with Sky and ITV has decided to launch a 24 hour esports TV channel. The channel will broadcast major esports tournaments around the globe.
The channel will be available next Thursday 23 June 2016 on Sky and Virgin Media.
The current broadcast schedule consists of FACE IT‘s Esports Championship Series, Turner’s ELEAGUE tournament, and Valve’s The International Dota 2 tournament. Other broadcasts will include content related to Activision, EGL, Gfinity, and Riot Games.
“GINX eSports TV aims to add significant mainstream TV exposure to the fast growing eSports ecosystem. Complementing online streaming, with an entertainment-led approach, the launch on Sky and the rebrand across all our 37 million households allows us to help new audiences discover eSports and hopefully gives core fans a fresh perspective.” – Michiel Bakker, Ginx TV Ltd. CEO
As an avid and competitive gamer myself, I am extremely excited to see that esports is making its way into the spotlight. Competitive gaming has been bringing many people together from places all around the world and seeing it being recognized is absolutely amazing. Let’s keep the ball rolling, shall we?