LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Viewster, the worldwide video streaming service, today announces a partnership with DEFY Media, a leading digital producer and programmer for 13-34 year olds, to bring new content to its Branded Channels lineup with popular shows from the company's leading web brands focused on gaming, SMOSH Games and The Escapist, as well as animation channel Shut Up! Cartoons.
The new channel lineup features Shut Up! Cartoon's hit SMOSH Babies, which follows the adventures of digital stars Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox as rambunctious toddlers, the award-winning anime and live action Oishi High School Battle and Honest Game Trailers from Streamy Award winner SMOSH Games.
"We are very proud to announce our partnership with digital heavyweight DEFY Media." said Azadeh Stoelken, Director of Content for Viewster, Inc. "Their top digital brands present the best in gaming, animated shorts and comedy and are a perfect addition to our newly implemented branded programming on Viewster."
New Branded Channels and shows include:
SMOSH Games featuring
Honest Game Trailers
Shut Up! Cartoons featuring
Teleporting Fat Guy
Life's a Zoo
Just Shut Up
Dos and Don'ts
Oishi High School Battle
The Escapist featuring
Viewster launched its new Branded Channels segment in August, expanding its youth-oriented content with cutting edge animation, entertainment and gaming programming. All channels are available free worldwide through Viewster's advertising-supported desktop and mobile apps, with regular updates ensuring a consistent, fresh flow of content.
Viewster (www.viewster.com) is a worldwide online video service connecting passionate audiences. We are the first stop destination for anime lovers, featuring an ever-growing line up of the latest shows directly from Japan. Our wider catalog brings the best of specialist shows and movies, with more than ten thousand titles across anime, thriller, sci-fi, and fantasy. Viewster is free, supported by advertising and available to stream on desktop, mobile and smart TV apps. Viewster is also offering its new product OMAKASE, a curated anime experience featuring artfully selected merchandise, premium streaming content and digital exclusives this fall. (www.viewster.com/omakase).
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About DEFY Media
DEFY Media is the top digital producer and programmer for 13-34 year olds, and the largest owner of YouTube channels and leading media brands across the comedy, lifestyle and gaming verticals. Each month, DEFY-produced content generates 600 million video views and reaches 125 million viewers across our 57 million YouTube subscribers, 80 million unique web visitors and consumers of our apps, which have been downloaded over 22 million times. DEFY Media brands include SMOSH, recently named by Variety as the top brand for 13-17 year olds, Break, known for its top program "Prank It Forward", and Screen Junkies, home to the highly influential digital series "Honest Trailers". The world's top brands partner with DEFY to build immersive advertising solutions that deliver unparalleled access to this influential audience. With uniquely integrated capabilities in content development, studio production, distribution and promotion, DEFY Media is built for content delivery in the digital age. Please visit us at www.DEFYMedia.com.
SMOSH, one of DEFY Media's most iconic properties and an online fixture since 2005, is currently the largest content brand for 13-17 year olds. With over 35 million combined YouTube subscribers, more than 20 million social followers and 17 million monthly unique visitors, SMOSH has one of the strongest digital footprints of any media brand in existence today. Based on the strength of this audience, SMOSH has also seen multiple chart-topping musical endeavors, record-setting channel spinoffs and top-selling mobile and game apps, with more than two million downloads to date. SMOSH recently released their first feature length film "SMOSH: The Movie", which debuted at #1 on iTunes comedy charts.
About Shut Up! Cartoons
SMOSH spin-off Shut Up! Cartoons is a YouTube original animation channel that launched in April 2012 featuring astellar roster of irreverent creators that include those behind some of the most popular and recognized animated properties. The channel, launched as part of the YouTube original programming initiative and ranked among the fastest growing and most viewed at the time of its launch. The channel now boasts over 1.8MM subscribers.
About The Escapist
Founded in 2005, The Escapist is a leading video gaming destination offering video game enthusiasts high-quality, innovative and exclusive content with a considered approach to its audience. The mouthpiece of the gaming generation, The Escapist aims to capture and celebrate the contemporary video gaming lifestyle and the diverse global video game culture by way of in-depth features, thought provoking articles and relevant columns authored by leading video game authorities, as well as cutting-edge video shorts, engaging forums and robust social media elements that incorporate the video gaming experience. The Escapist is responsible for the web's most viewed video game review series, Zero Punctuation.