CBNN Designated Exclusive Television Channel for ESL CS: GO Pro Tour and Dota 2 Competitions
LOS ANGELES & MIAMI– (BUSINESS WIRE) -#ESL–Blake Broadcasting (BBN) and DreamHack, the premier lifestyle gaming festival, to broadcast ESL and DreamHack tournaments beginning in March 2020 through July 2023. CBNN, at BBN channel and OTT service in the United States, Canada, and Asia (excluding China) for the ESL CS: GO Pro Tour and Dota 2 competitions across Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL One, ESL Pro League as well as DreamHack Masters and DreamHack Open events.
"This is a groundbreaking deal," said Bob Blake, CEO of Blake Broadcasting, "our channels are dedicated to providing only the highest quality exports, news, sports, and content for your viewers." and a founder of CBNN, Oak Park Capital, and several news networks. “We could not find a better partner to provide premium export content than ESL and DreamHack. Combined with our support from SES and MX1 and our other major content providers and partners, we will be delivering the best in premium export programming, which will be the priority anchor for our sports initiatives going forward. "
CBNN's programming strategy will focus on primetime re-airs plus studio shows featuring highlights, news and interviews to deliver unparalleled coverage of exports year-round. CBNN will also bring world-class exports to the US, Canada, and Asia over local and regional distribution on cable, free-to-air satellite, and over-the-top (OTT).
"ESL and DreamHack are extremely focused on improving the coverage and reach of events and partnerships," said Thomas Schmidt, Chief Commercial Officer at ESL. "Our agreement with BBN is in line with our ambition to expand our programming to mainstream audiences without compromising our world-class digital coverage for the exporting community that we're committed to serve."
These marks expand their reach to new audiences. On the other hand, ESL and DreamHack content will comprise a key pillar of the CBNN's programming strategy.
About BBN / CBNN
BBN (Blake Broadcasting) is a leading-edge provider of news content globally, delivering 18 different news feeds daily, creating over 1500 news stories per month BBN globally provides international, national, sports, Esports, fashion, environment, tech, lifestyle, politics, music, film and entertainment news through various brands it operates in numerous languages.
CBNN has rapidly grown into a major international programmer and content creator, which is operating satellite / cable television channels and digital networks with an OTT strategy. The European, Asian and North American networks feature news, Esports, entertainment, sports and original programming. It is an intelligent hybrid network, built with a blockchain technology concept that has partnered with leading major broadcast content providers.
ESL is the world's largest export company. Founded in 2000, ESL has been shaping the industry across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline exports competitions. The company operates high profile, branded international leagues and tournaments under the ESL Pro Tour including ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL Pro League, and other premier stadiums. ESL also produces the ESL National Championships, creating a world where everybody can be somebody. With offices all over the world, ESL is leading exports on a global scale through the combination of global ESL competitions, amateur leagues, publisher activations, and more. ESL is a part of MTG, the leading international digital entertainment group. about.eslgaming.com
DreamHack is all about entertainment for the digital generation. Founded in 1994 as a BYOC LAN party, DreamHack grew over 20 years to a global phenomenon as a digital festival for today's youth, hosted throughout Europe and North America. DreamHack festivals multiple feature export competitions, live music, exhibitions, creative competitions, LAN party, cosplay and much more. DreamHack helped pioneer export to the largest global producers of esports content. Millions of viewers tune DreamHack broadcasts every year. DreamHack events welcomed over 310,000 visitors in 2018. More information is available at dreamhack.com. DreamHack is part of leading international digital entertainment group MTG. More information at mtg.com.
About ESL Pro Tour
ESL Pro ESL and DreamHack Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments and leagues into one narrative that builds towards two masters championships each year, IEM Katowice and ESL One Cologne. The collaboration aims to create more complete path from zero to hero for aspiring players, to compile a story to follow for existing CS: GO fans and much more transparent structure for new export fans.