ScreenJunkies News will broadcast live daily to deliver dedicated and in-depth coverage and commentary surrounding film and TV fandom
Los Angeles, CA, November 1, 2016 – ScreenJunkies, the leading digital brand behind the Emmy-nominated and Streamy and Webby Award-winning Honest Trailers, announced today the launch of a new channel with daily live broadcasts centered around movies, television, and everything fan focused in-between, all delivered in the brand’s signature honest and humorous voice.
ScreenJunkies News will roll out three shows daily from its brand new Los Angeles studios. The ongoing slate of content will include:
- A live morning broadcast, followed by multiple breaking news segments in the afternoon that explore entertainment news and what it means to the viewers, all in ScreenJunkies’ distinct commentary.
- Ongoing film and TV reviews, which was the #1 most requested addition by ScreenJunkies’ fans.
- On-location coverage from Hollywood sets, press junkets, and red carpet premieres.
- Honest Interviews, which will launch with Benedict Cumberbatch and Doctor Strange, is an extension of ScreenJunkies’ massively popular Honest Trailers franchise. The new series asks film and TV’s most popular personalities to keep it real with straightforward and honest reactions to a variety of topics.
“As we continue to find new ways to interact with our passionate audience on and offline, going live daily was an exciting next step we knew we had to take to respond to the demand from our fans,” said Andy Signore, SVP, Content/Creator, Head of Creative ScreenJunkies. “With ScreenJunkies News, we’re expanding our programming to host more celebrity talent on our shows, breaking down the day’s biggest news in our signature ScreenJunkies style, and going deeper into the world of movies, TV and pop culture we love so much.”
ScreenJunkies News will be led by Editor-in-Chief Roth Cornet, who recently joined DEFY Media and brings extensive experience covering the film and TV industry. Roth has taken on roles both behind-the-scenes and on-air for companies such as AMC Theatres, NBC Universal, IGN, In Contention, Inside Edition, FOX NY, and most recently for HitFix. ScreenJunkies News will also feature regular appearances by cast favorites including Andy Signore, Roxy Striar, Joe Starr, and Dan Murrell, along with special guest appearances and hosts familiar to ScreenJunkies fans, including Sasha Perl-Raver, host of FX Movie Download, Alicia Malone, host of FilmStruck, a streaming service from Turner Classic Movies and the Criterion Channel, Hector Navarro, who has hosted various shows on Geek & Sundry, Nerdist, Legendary, and DC All Access, and Marc Andreyko, New York Times best selling writer of comics Batwoman, Wonder Woman ’77, Manhunter (DC) and The Illegitimates.
“ScreenJunkies News will continue to deliver the point-of-view and voice of ScreenJunkies that the fans know and love, while introducing a wide range of characters and perspectives,” said Roth Cornet, Editor-in-Chief of ScreenJunkies News. “Set to ScreenJunkies’ fast, furious, honest, and irreverent tone, ScreenJunkies News will ensure it is on top of the news by the minute.”
The launch of ScreenJunkies News signifies continued expansion for the ScreenJunkies brand, which has seen the successful cross over into premium SVOD with ScreenJunkies Plus and explosive programming growth, going from producing 3 shows to over 25 shows in just one year. With its consistently unique perspective on film and TV, ScreenJunkies has also experienced growing influence in Hollywood, with major celebrities such as Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Smith, and the Rock joining ScreenJunkies to collaborate on content that has garnered significant media attention and massive views.
This year, ScreenJunkies also activated ScreenJunkies Central, its first 3-day live streaming production at San Diego Comic Con. The event brought in a major stream of Hollywood fan favorites, including Nathan Fillion, Elijah Wood, Kevin Smith, Danny McBride, Doug Benson, Max Landis, as well as the cast of Orphan Black, Lights Out, and the cast and creators of American Dad and Family Guy, among many others. The inaugural livestream drew over 22 million minutes watched and millions of social impressions.
ScreenJunkies News shows will be available on YouTube and Facebook. In addition, up to the minute stories and analysis will be posted throughout the day across ScreenJunkies’ social platforms.
The ScreenJunkies News channel will be 100% dictated by the news cycle, with the heart of it being centered around geek culture, movies, and television. Delivering daily in-depth perspectives, the trusted, honest and knowledgeable ScreenJunkies crew will break down the news and trending topics that are up for debate and discussion.
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 800 million video views and reaches 125 million viewers across our 70 million YouTube subscribers, 80 million unique web visitors and consumers of our apps, which have been downloaded over 25 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 Emmy-nominated 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.