Program Overview

Programming Overview: With a keen and insightful awareness of the Gaming and eSports industries' demographic and psychographic trends, The WHAM Networks' original and creative content stream of must-see programming will deliver a deep sense of must-have insight, entertainment, and go-to experiences, the likes of which are not offered or even considered by any other OTT or online blog anywhere in the programming universe today.

WHAM's formula is to clearly position and differentiate WHAM programming in ways that create real destination viewer experiences by which any eSports or Gaming player, fan, or curiosity seeker will know quickly and certainly that—if they want real insight, know-how, and access to all that the gamer world is talking about and presenting—The WHAM Network is their 24-hour, 7-day-a-week companion no matter where they live, play, or work.


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GDG

Good Day Gamers


An addictive mix of news, gossip, chills, burns, inside info, trends, talk & talent from the world of gaming

Good Day Gamers is a one-hour program—scheduled two days a week at launch and projected to mature into a daily timeslot—that will provide gamers with reliable insider information on everything that's happening in the world of gaming, including must-know breaking news; highlights of the latest major esports events; interviews; the hottest new games; vital support products and services; demos; must-have fashion trends for gamers and spectators; and a wide variety of other forms of insider access to all gaming-related aspects of the movie, TV, music, and pro sports worlds.

  • FORMAT: Multiple Hosts Live + Tape + VO Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 60 Minutes
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Daily [Mornings]

WHAM Esports
Central LIVE!


In-studio analysis and on-the-scene reporting covering all the latest happenings in esports around the world

Each broadcast of WHAM Esports Central LIVE! will bring together The WHAM Network's expert analysts to discuss the most compelling, newsworthy esports competitions—think ELeague Street Fighter V Invitational, Overwatch Premier Series, EA Sports FIFA, NBA 2K17 All-Star Tournament, Dota 2 Asia Championships, Capcom Pro Tour 2017, to name just a few of the events happening weekly around the globe. Live reports from WHAM correspondents will come in direct from the competition arenas. Exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with competitors, trainers, and dedicated attendees will add more depth, perspective, and excitement to the coverage. WHAM Esports Central LIVE! will become must-see Friday-, Saturday-, and Sunday-night viewing for every esports fan.

  • FORMAT: Three-Host Live + VO Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 30 Minutes
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: 3x (Friday + Saturday + Sunday) @ 7:00 PM Weekly

THE GLITCH


A weekly laugh-out-loud look at everything odd that's happening in the world of gaming and esports—and the world at large

The Glitch offers a comedic take from a gaming perspective on events not just in the gaming and esports world but also in the world at large. This weekly studio-based show will feature an anchor-host who has the look and attitude of a prototypical gamer, offering a sharp, opinionated, laugh-out-loud funny look at what's happening. A diverse team of other quirky but likable satirical correspondents (think The Daily Show meets gaming and esports) will add their own very particular perspectives with "live-on-the-scene" (very noticeable in-studio green-screen) reports on the latest happenings. Dedicated viewers will tune in to experience the rare combination of feeling well informed while laughing out loud. What's talked about on The Glitch tonight will be the topic of water cooler conversations tomorrow.

  • FORMAT: Hosted Tape + VP Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 30 Minutes
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly

GAME OVER


Every Monday evening, The WHAM Network salutes those who tried—and didn't quite make it—in the gaming & esports world

Game Over, The WHAM Network's lighthearted new Monday night roundup, is dedicated not to the winners but to those who lost the previous weekend's major competitions. Each week, the cheerful, humorous (but never disrespectful) in-studio hosts of Game Over will bring viewers the latest news on the also-rans in the just concluded big matchups. Through live and taped interviews, plus competition footage, we'll let them share what their winning strategies would have been, why things went wrong, what they've learned from their defeats, and how they plan to make sure that the outcome will be better next time. Most importantly, Game Over will give the weekend's losers their moment in the spotlight—and b

  • FORMAT: Hosted Tape + Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 30 Minutes
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly

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WHAM-LIVE


WHAM-LIVE: Just as traditional network television has long presented Games of the Week and other special sports programming on Sunday night, Monday night, Thursday night, and so on, WHAM will become "the destination and appointment TV viewing for its own top-notch Gaming and eSports competitions not only through partnership with existing events but also via events that WHAM builds from scratch. The list of live gamer experiences from the many different gaming circles will be identified and showcased through insightful, knowledgeable insider reporting and commentary.

  • FORMAT: Hosted Live + Tape Interview, Recorded Player Action
  • LENGTH: 60 Minutes [Live]
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly [Thursday etc.]

Button Mash
Live!


BUTTON MASH LIVE!: The WHAM Network and its branded partners will create and produce what will become the equivalent of the Coachella Valley Music Festival—with BUTTON MASH LIVE!, the ultimate 3-day live paradise event for Gamers, debuting in 2017. Once we solidify the actual location and dates, we will broadcast a weekly reality-based program that takes viewers behind the scenes and inside the event, from initial brainstorming sessions to negotiations with artists, planning and logistics to design and promotion, all culminating in live broadcasting from the event itself.

  • FORMAT: Hosted Tape + VO Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 15-30-minute segments
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly

Live From


LIVE FROM: Face the Nation for Gaming, featuring interviews and panel discussions with gamers, developers, publishers, manufacturers, and everything vertical in Gaming, as WHAM will uncover and investigate hot topics ranging from heartwarming human-interest stories and triumphs over adversity; to gossip stories on Gaming and eSports dating and breakups; to darker subjects including cheating, gambling, and drugs.

  • FORMAT:Hosted Tape + VO Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 30 Minutes
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly

The Whamies


THE WHAMIES: In this annual event, WHAM's own audience will vote to choose a wide range of prestigious awards in the Gaming and eSports world, including their selections for Outstanding New Games; Best Animation; Best Voice Performances; Best Music; Best Animation; Best Games in various categories; Best eSports Team Performance; Best eSports Individual Performance; Outstanding New Game Manufacturer; The Whammies Hall of Fame; and so on. The broadcast, filmed before a live audience in a major venue, will become a must-see event, as compelling to watch as the Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, ESPYS, Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards, and MTV Music Awards.

  • FORMAT:Hosted Tape + VO Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 30 Minutes
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly

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GAME STORM


Each week, WHAM takes viewers inside a hot up-and-coming game to forecast the secrets for successful play

What’s the hottest new game to take the world by storm? How can gamers get the most fun from playing it—and enjoy the greatest success? The WHAM Network will provide expert answers to those questions with GAME STORM. In each episode of GAME STORM, expert gamer and analyst Ramon Perez will literally take viewers inside a greatly anticipated or not-to-be-missed new game. Just as a forecaster does with a television weather map, Perez will seem to enter the game itself, highlighting key moments in the action and personally demonstrating how to succeed when playing. Along the way, viewers will gain a far deeper, more complex, and always fascinating understanding of what makes great video games tick.

  • FORMAT: Hosted Tape + VO Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 15-Minute Segments
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Bi-Weekly [Every two weeks]

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eOasis


eOasis: Beyond Craig's List or eBay or the flea market of your dreams, WHAM's eMarketplace will make available to its audience the hottest new must-haves in the global gaming marketplace—new products, new gadgets, new items to see, buy, and own. Our team will not only discover and uncover what is out there but make it available in ways no one else can find anywhere, from new game controllers that are not yet on the market; to cool game accessories; to newly created instruction manuals; to game badges, skins, equipment, retro pinball machines, and even event tickets.

  • FORMAT: Hosted Live + Tape Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 30 Minutes
  • STYLE: Episode
  • FREQUENCY: Bi-Weekly

THE "NEW" BEST


THE "NEW" BEST: On average, a new game comes to life every week—and sometimes more than one. And the most popular games get exciting new life with fresh challenges requiring even greater skills to compete and reach the finish line. WHAM's insider panel of gaming aficionados will introduce and present what is new, what is different, and what is worth your real time and talent to take on the latest challenges, readying viewers to play whatever's new and hot this coming weekend.

  • FORMAT: Hosted Tape + VO Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 60 Minutes
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly

STEALS & DEALS


STEALS & DEALS: How do the big brands from fast food to athletic apparel to game manufacturers bring their "A" game to the eSports and gaming universe? WHAM will answer that compelling question as we approach top brands and have them provide a weekly steal and deal only available to our audience, redeemable only during that week, bringing the brands coveted exposure to our desirable demographic without a huge up-front commitment. Limited to five [5] deals per week.

  • FORMAT:Hosted Tape + VO Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 30 Minutes
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly

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Celebrity
Duel


Watch the gaming challenges of your dreams, as top players from film, TV, music & pro sports compete head-to-head

Celebrity Duel will bring viewers the most exciting, enjoyable play by top celebrities from the worlds of film, television, music, and pro sports across the USA and around the world. Each episode will pit stars from films TV, music, and pro sports against each other and esports pros in the video versions of the games they love, with the goal of establishing which among them are the best gamers in the real or gaming worlds. We'll also show exclusive behind-the-scenes looks at players as they practice and compete with friends at home; receive strategy lessons to help them bring their A games to the e-arena; and finally compete in front of WHAM viewers.

  • FORMAT: Hosted Tape + VO Interview, Recorded Player Action
  • LENGTH: 60 Minutes [8-to-12-minute segments over 3 or 4 episodes per match]
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly [with a possibility of several per week]

The Game Train


A station-to-station race to invent the next new gaming sensation

In this 10-part documentary series, more than 360 talented game developers from over 20 different companies board a train in Chicago with the challenge of creating an entire video game by the time the train arrives in San Francisco. The stakes are high as they take the journey of a lifetime, with the goal of becoming the next great game developer. Along the way, special challenges will be met, and prizes won. But only one will disembark crowned as champion. Viewers will feel the excitement, the drama, the chemistry, the showboating of personalities, the laughter, the intimate moments, as these uniquely talented individuals collaborate and compete.

  • FORMAT: Narrated / Taped
  • LENGTH: 30 Minutes
  • STYLE: Train travel locations in Western United States /Episodic: Recurring Theme /10 Episodes one season
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly

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America's Next
TV Host


AMERICA'S NEXT WHAM TV HOST: Broadcast over an 8-week cycle, twice a year, this biweekly competition show will follow WHAM execs and producers as they go on a statewide search to find talented new hosts for The WHAM Network's LA studios. Potential candidates will have to make audition tapes from home that capture not only their personalities and love of Gaming and eSports but also what makes them different, their oddball and even crazy sides. As audition tapes are uploaded onto WHAM's social media pages, viewers themselves will join in the process, as our live studio show gets up-close and personal with the contenders—cutting an initial 32 hopefuls to 16 contenders, then 8 the following week. In the finale episodes, 4 talented, lucky finalists will be put through their paces in front of the camera before America's Next WHAM TV Host enters the winner's circle—and the spotlight.

  • FORMAT: Hosted Live + Tape Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 30 Minutes
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly

eUnited
Team House


eUnited Team House: The first-ever dynamic but must-see gamer reality show that puts multiple cameras inside a lead teams' house and lets the truth come to life—what they do, what they eat, how they gain the psychological advantage, and so much more. WHAM knows there are hidden secrets, talents, conversations that no one hears or knows about. But now they will and it will be a blast to get the story and learn it first-hand.

  • FORMAT: Hosted Tape + VO Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 30 Minutes
  • STYLE: Locations / Episode
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly

Game Warrior


GAME WARRIOR: In this reality-style game show, competitors—whether individuals or teams—will utilize all aspects of Gaming to solve an obstacle course and locate items for the points that will add up to a win. Imagine, for example, finding a first clue via Pokemon Go, which leads in turn to a drone that will have to be flown through an obstacle field and with thermal imaging to locate the next clue—which may, in turn call for shooting a moving target with a laser weapon to uncover yet another clue. And on and on it will go, with each challenge more imaginatively daunting than the one before—employing all manner of devices and styles of Gaming. Competitors will apply to compete, just as they do on, say, American Ninja Warrior, and competitions will build week after week, across the nation and around the world, until an ultimate winner is finally crowned as the Ultimate Game Warrior.

  • FORMAT:Hosted Tape + VO Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 30 Minutes
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly

THE WHAM
SHOP


THE WHAM SHOP: Shopping for all things related to the Gaming and eSports lifestyle becomes a live, interactive, entertaining experience with THE WHAM SHOP, an on-air program from The WHAM Network dedicated to bringing viewers unrivalled and exclusive bargains on the merchandise they need and crave, from apparel to accessories, electronics to music, event tickets to collectibles—and more. All of it will be offered through this lively, entertaining on-air program, presented through all of The WHAM Network's distribution platforms [OTT/Streaming/Mobile] co-hosted by regular, highly engaging talent who live the Gaming/eSports lifestyle and special celebrity guest hosts from the worlds of Gaming and eSports. Each episode will feature a few select exclusive items, each offered as a "Today's Exclusives" at an unbeatable price and with compelling talking points and dedicated graphics that transform it into a newsworthy featured buying and education experience. Just call the 800# when watching and purchase everything you want. Or order online at the www.thewhamshop.com at any time and dive deep into everything Gaming being offered.

  • FORMAT:Hosted Tape + VO Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 30 Minutes
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Bi-Weekly

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Dr. Levi
Harrison


The world's first "Gamers and Esports Doctor"—a gamer himself—shares advice and answers questions to up your game

Levi Harrison isn't just your average orthopedic surgeon. He's the world's first "Gamers and Esports Doctor"—and he's now the exclusive medical expert for The WHAM Network. A graduate of the UC Davis School of Medicine, Dr. Harrison completed a fellowship at the renowned Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center. He has developed a widely recognized center of excellence for sports and has become a leading expert on avoiding and rehabilitating gaming and esports injuries. His work on preventing repetitive stress injury in esports is considered groundbreaking. Widely featured on TV health and fitness shows and multiple gaming communities, Dr. Harrison now brings his expertise to WHAM, each week sharing advice and answering questions on how to minimize injuries and maximize performance.

  • FORMAT: Hosted Tape + VO Interview, Recorded Player Action
  • LENGTH: 60 Minutes [8-to-12-minute segments over 3 or 4 episodes per match]
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly [with a possibility of several per week]

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WHAM FAM


WHAM-FAM: Members of the family unit [Mom/Dad/Daughter/Son] command the right to own and control their gaming consoles in front of large- and small-screen TVs and computers in family rooms everywhere. Yet, for the most part they play individually and competitively within the confines of their own homes or in the online world. So, how do dedicated family gamers gain supremacy in the world at large? WHAM-FAM will offer true gamer families a rare opportunity to enjoy and compete at their favorite pastimes in a global electronic arena, through game show-style competitions, gaming-centered reality shows, and news on the most popular family-centric games and tournaments. [Look at the Dove Channel for an example of how we can extend family entertainment into an e-Game tournament format].

  • FORMAT: Hosted Live + Tape Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 30 Minutes
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Bi-Weekly

THE QUAD


THE QUAD: The college dorm room and university campus share one thing in common beyond traditional learning and collegiate athletics: gamers have established a vital presence and are playing hard, smart, and fast. See what the freshmen are doing from Yale to Stanford to Vanderbilt on their individual smartphones and portable devices. See them compete in a wide range of Games and eSports, including FPS and RPG games. Universities across the nation and around the world—from Oxford and Cambridge to the much-publicized new gamer program at the University of California Irvine—have establish gaming scholarships and degree programs for competitive eSports athletes, complete with dedicated eSports arenas. WHAM will focus on this avid, vital market segment through establishing alliances with the National Collegiate eSports Association (NCeSA)and other programs that are now offering coverage of officially sanctioned competitions. In addition, we'll offer other young adult-oriented competitions and iconoclastic comedy-reality gaming-themed shows in the vein of the popular Punk'd.

  • FORMAT: Hosted Tape + VO Interview, Recorded Player Action
  • LENGTH: 60 Minutes
  • STYLE: Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Bi-Weekly

Boom or
Bust


BOOM or BUST: Imagine WHAM's own Gaming/eSports equivalent of the phenomenal VICE. Our own expert correspondents will explore, in depth and with lively engagement, a wide range of topics vital to anyone interested or involved in the Gaming and eSports world, exploring news and issues in depth with the participation of top eSports pros, celebrity enthusiasts, Game and eSports designers, CEOs, venture capitalists, and the most cutting edge thinkers and dreamers in the industry. We'll celebrate promise and success, of course (the BOOM); but we won't flinch from examining instances of unfulfilled promise [the BUST].

  • FORMAT:Hosted Tape + VO Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 30 Minutes
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly

What Are
The Odds


WHAT ARE THE ODDS: Everyone loves a good bet! Sports betting has been a mainstay of competition since the beginning of time. Betting on eSports is not only legal, but growing. "What Are the Odds?" is a weekly studio show featuring expert odds-makers discussing upcoming competitions and how and why they place their odds. Want to know who to bet on? Want to know why? Tune in to "What Are the Odds?" to find out!

  • FORMAT:Hosted Tape + VO Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 30 Minutes
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly

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Women in
Gaming


An up-close-and-personal look at women in gaming and esports

WHAM's original weekly series WOMEN IN GAMING will look at the achievements of the many successful women in all aspects of the gaming and esports world. In each episode, documentary and interview footage will explore one or more women's personal histories with gaming: how they originally came to gaming; which game or games they compete in and why; how they've carved out their particular niche in the gaming world; career highlights to date and how they achieved them; and how gaming impacts all other aspects of their lives. In addition, WOMEN IN GAMING will pair these role models as with younger women aspiring to success or on the rise in gaming and esports, mentoring them for success and sharing the insights and wisdom they've gained along the way.

  • FORMAT: Hosted Taped Interview, Recorded Player Action, Historical, Current
  • LENGTH: 30 Minutes
  • STYLE: Stage Set + Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly

Page Up


The latest & greatest in the world of books—from a gamers' perspective

Hosted by a panel of talented gamers who are also savvy readers, each half-hour episode of PAGE UP will feature one to three new titles—or occasional lost classics worth being rediscovered—that hold vital interest to The WHAM Network's viewers, including:

  • Fiction by some of today's most innovative novelists.
  • Compelling nonfiction works on important issues of the day.
  • Books that delve deep inside and behind the scenes on the world of gaming and esports.
  • Graphic works, both novels and nonfiction.
  • And, of course, the newest—and also classic—volumes of sci-fi and fantasy.

As the show's viewing audience grows and becomes more devoted, Page Up will also offer a virtual interactive book club.

  • FORMAT: Hosted Tape
  • LENGTH: 30 Minutes
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly

Gamefully
Employed


All the latest news on who's hiring in the gaming world—and how to get the job of your dreams

Not everyone knows where the jobs are in the gaming industry, as coveted positions are not being properly exposed to everyone who has the desire, the skill, and the knowledge to find, apply to, and join companies in need of top talent. With Gamefully Employed, The WHAM Network will research, round up, and reveal to its viewers all the latest job opportunities in the gaming universe, from entry-level positions to top executive slots. Beyond being just a listing of current job opportunities, Gamefully Employed will also talk with top recruiters, headhunters, executives, and employees to go in-depth into the particulars of what it really takes to win that opportunity of a lifetime.

  • FORMAT: Hosted Tape + VO Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 30 Minutes
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly

Clip Blip


The WHAM Network's broadcast celebration of the most absurd moments in viewers' gaming and esports lives

There can be outrageous moments in gaming and esports that defy belief—things that happen through some flukey interaction between human beings, machines, and computer code that add up to a level of absurdity so outrageous that they've just got to be shared with and appreciated by others. Clip Blip makes it possible to share such sublimely funny or bizarre moments with a broadcast audience via The WHAM Network. Each week, Clip Blip's in-studio host will invite viewers to send in clips of their most outrageous gaming incidents. We'll declare "The Clip of the Week" and other distinctions, and compile a body of content that could eventually build to a year-end awards show with "The Clip of the Year," "Most Outrageous Moment," "Biggest Shock, "Biggest Laugh," "Best Prank," and other awards that bestow at least a moment of fame on the gamers/viewers who've submitted them.

  • FORMAT: Narrated / Taped
  • LENGTH: 30 Minutes
  • STYLE: Train travel locations in Western United States /Episodic: Recurring Theme /10 Episodes one season
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly

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Prodigy


PRODIGY: Each season, this show will follow one or more accomplished under-12-year-old gamers, both boys and girls, as they compete and integrate their passion for gaming into the typical lives of preadolescents.

  • FORMAT: Hosted Tape + VO Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 30 Minutes
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly

M vs C


M vs C: Is there is big difference in mobile gaming play versus console? On the surface, the answer may seems like an obvious, "Yes!". But each stands on its own, offering features, experiences, and pleasures uniquely its own. WHAM will explore and present it all, drawing on the experience and expertise of those truly in the know from both worlds—and including sneak-peek advance info on what is new and coming soon.

  • FORMAT: Hosted Tape + VO Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 60 Minutes
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Monthly

I Know


I KNOW: In this first-ever gamer intelligence series, each week a heretofore unknown gamer will get his, or her, 15 minutes of fame, offering up new play tricks, from speed to strategy to ingenious workarounds. WHAM will vet the best of the best and introduce them to you—and to the world.

  • FORMAT: Hosted Tape + VO Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 30 Minutes
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Episode
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly

Unboxing
Arena


UNBOXING ARENA: One of the biggest phenomena on YouTube channels is endless videos of kids unwrapping the latest toys. "Games Unwrapped" does the same for the latest video games, as its 12-and-under presenters share with viewers the excitement of unwrapping the latest games and systems and putting them through their paces.

  • FORMAT:Hosted Tape + VO Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 60 Minutes
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Monthly

Smack Down


SMACK DOWN: In this offsite of Celebrity Gaming, we solicit a well-known person from any field (politics, sports, acting, music, etc.) and let them challenge another celebrity to a game of their choosing. The champion in this smack down contributes his or her winnings to a charity and also gets to call out the next person he or she wants to challenge. Competitors will come from all walks of life, but will share one thing in common: They have a reputation, one they want to defend against all challengers!

  • FORMAT:Hosted Tape + VO Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 30 Minutes
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly

Indie U Life


INDIE U Life: The movers and shakers of the music, film, and TV worlds want into the gamer world so they can always be the first to see and tell their friends about everything new and cool. Gamers like independent music. In order to provide more introductions to independent music, WHAM will partner with IndieU.com to highlight a new artist each week, offering viewers an inside track on where and how to find and purchase what is the best new entertainment from the most creative independent artists in the world.

  • FORMAT:Hosted Tape + VO Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 60 Minutes
  • STYLE: Location / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly

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Retro Gaming


A fascinating, enjoyable look back at the classic games we've all loved—and why we love them

So much of the gaming industry today focuses on the latest and greatest—the current favorites, the latest versions of the perennial greats, or the most-anticipated new games about to hit the market. But many dedicated gamers, including top esports athletes, will always hold soft spots in their hearts for some of the early classics—think Pong, Space Invaders, Frogger, Pac-Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, and even great pinball games. With that love of retro games in mind, The WHAM Network will satisfy its audience's hunger for the oldies but goodies with RETRO GAMING, co-presented under the auspices of The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY. Each episode will focus on a different retro game, offering viewers lighthearted but in-depth understanding of what made them great and why we still love them to this day.

  • FORMAT: Hosted Tape + VO Interview
  • LENGTH: 30 Minutes
  • STYLE: Locations / Documentary Footage / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly

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Road to Button
Mash LIVE!


THE ROAD TO BUTTON MASH LIVE!: This documentary series will take viewers behind the scenes as The WHAM Network creates the first-ever large-scale destination fan festival dedicated to the worlds of Gaming and eSports. Watch it all take shape week after week, leading up to the big event in October 2017.

  • FORMAT: Hosted Live + Tape Interview, Recorded Player Action
  • LENGTH: 30 Minutes
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly

History of
Gaming


HISTORY OF GAMING: Starting with the "ancient past" of pinball machines back in the 19th century and even earlier, through the introduction of coin operation and electrification in the 1930s, to the advent of the most primitive video games in the early 1970s, to the most innovative advances of VR today, Gaming has a rich history worthy of exploring—which is exactly what this series will do, combining the authoritative viewpoint of a documentary in the style of the History Channel with the edgy attitude than only WHAM can bring.

  • FORMAT:Hosted Tape + VO Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 30 Minutes
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly

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Gamers IRL


Exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews explore what it really takes to make it in gaming and esports

From established superstars to rising players, Gamers IRL will interview the most buzz-worthy individual competitors and teams to find out the answers straight from the insiders. We'll go behind the scenes to offer The WHAM Network's audience first-time-ever insights into what it takes to become a standout player, day in and day out. Viewers will learn who the top players train with and what their training regimens, schedules and techniques are like; what life is like in team houses and how it supports, or sometimes distracts, from their development as players; how they develop their unique style of play; what their risk strategies are; their favorite equipment, along with their good-luck charms and personal superstitions; behind-the-scenes rivalries, alliances, and romances; how they deal with skepticism and gain support from their families and friends; and how they adapt to their new on-the-road lifestyles as top competitors.

  • FORMAT: Hosted Tape + VO Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 60 Minutes
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly

In Development (4)


SEE ME,
PLAY ME


SEE ME, PLAY ME: The first international insider guide to what happens among gamers everywhere, from South Korea to Japan to Germany to Brazil to India. What are the signature habits, moves, styles, and trends of each country and gamer? WHAM knows every country has its own sense of what makes it the best gamer paradise, and seeing it all makes it real for the WHAM audience—through exclusive interviews, storytelling, and live events.

  • FORMAT: Hosted Live + Tape Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 30 Minutes [Live]
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly [Thursday etc.]

WHAM-AIR


WHAM-AIR: Believe it or not, personal drone racing is growing and gaining more and more amazing, and amazed, attention everywhere, as this new sport becomes ever more competitive. Some industry observers and commentators even see it as NASCAR in the air. This booming, competitive category in the tech world at large has begun to dynamically interact with the Gaming and eSports worlds to become a growth category in its own right, with the recently formed Drone Racing League [DRL] already broadcasting its own annual seasons of championship competitions. WHAM will not only follow the news of this vital Gaming/eSports subcategory but will also actively lead through the creation and broadcast of its own competitions and alliances. We will be the first channel to cover drone racing and its participants. We'll cover the races themselves, of course, but we'll also follow and interview the pilots, designers, sponsors, techies, and other participants in this exciting new eSport.

  • FORMAT: Hosted Live to Tape + Action Coverage
  • LENGTH: 60 to 120 Minutes
  • STYLE: Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly

THE WGE


THE WGE: What's it like to be considered a World Gaming Expert, someone those in the know look up to and try to emulate. WHAM will find these rare individuals and provide a platform on which they can share their knowledge and offer what they see as winning strategies on the games they play and enjoy the most, whether for leisure or competition.

  • FORMAT:Hosted Tape + VO Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 60 Minutes
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Bi-Weekly

P&T


P&T: What does it really take for an eSports team to Prepare & Train to become one of the best? How does it happen? How do you get invited? How do you train and prepare week after week to be at your best—to win, win, win? WHAM's P&T will share with its dedicated audience the inside knowledge on how you reach the pinnacle—and stay there.

  • FORMAT:Hosted Tape + VO Interview, Recorded Action
  • LENGTH: 30 Minutes
  • STYLE: Stage Set / Locations / Episodic Recurring Theme
  • FREQUENCY: Bi-Weekly