As go90 re-evaluates its content strategy, below is a deep overview of the categories, series and production companies behind go90’s initial rollout. For now, go90 has invested in Sports, both live and reality/unscripted, News/Talk Show, Gaming and Sci-Fi, Music, Fashion/Beauty/Lifestyle, Teen Drama, Reality/Unscripted and Comedy.
GAMING AND GENRE: Heroic journeys, epic battles, and otherworldly escapes in action, gaming, and sci-fi. Cutting edge content that explores good vs. evil, coming of age, overcoming odds, and righting wrongs.
Gaming and Sci-Fi Shows:
- Inside eSports (Machinima): Machinima insiders gives you a daily 15-minute look inside players, tournaments, fans and the business of eSports gaming.
- Street Fighter (Machinima): In this live-action mini-series, the legendary video game heroes Ken and Ryu are once again reunited to face their most lethal threat yet.
- Adventure Room (Maker Studios): Three MineCraft gamer-girls get sucked into a fantasy world and must now complete various challenges to save all the fairy tales from being destroyed by their arch nemesis.
- Hey USAx (Astronauts Wanted): A duo of social media stars are sent on a road trip across the U.S. where they meet professional risk takers to take part in adrenaline-pumping activities, explore the fabric of America and reveal the amazing, quirky, cool highlights of eight cities.
- Geekenders (Maker Studios): Travel cross-country with two gaming experts to tech-savvy cities where local celebrities show them the geekiest attractions in town.
- Battlefield (Collective Digital Studios’): YouTubers Ryan Higa and Logan Paul take the lead in this larger-than-life, special-effects-laden digital adventure based on the world’s biggest video game, Battlefield.
- In a Galaxy (Maker Studios): A collaboration with Warrior Poets and Lucasfilm that takes a behind-the-scenes look at 22 super fans to see how “the force” has become a part of their personal and professional lives.
- Pax Prime (Maker Studios): Live broadcasts from PAX (originally Penny Arcade Expo) gaming festivals held in Seattle, Boston, Melbourne, and San Antonio. Created in 2004, PAX has been hailed as a celebration of gamer culture. Broadcasts include an opening keynote speech from an industry insider, game-culture inspired concerts, panels on game topics, exhibitor booths from independent and major game developers and publishers, a LAN party, tabletop game tournaments, and video game freeplay areas.
- Elite Forces: Follow ancient Samurai and famous assassins through the stories of the highest-ranking warriors across the centuries.
- Oscar Mike: Army veteran Ryan Curtis jumps out of planes, sets himself on fire and flips stunt cars to showcase some of the coolest post-war careers of military veterans.
- Polaris Grand Prix (Maker Studios): In this interactive, zany go-cart race inspired by classic video games like Mario Kart, top social media celebs take the wheel and race to the finish line.
COMEDY: The best of underground and mainstream comedy that’s timely, offbeat, dry, smart and unapologetic. The best of the web before it gets its break and the OGs who inspired it. Hits on life’s funny moments that everyone faces with stand up, sketch, improv, and scripted series
- Lez Be Friends (Buzzfeed): Follows a closeted teen lesbian couple who have to decide whether to come out or suffer the consequences: being treated like every other normal high school couple.
- Relationship Goals (Buzzfeed): Two strangers who ride the same elevator at work every morning realize they might be the ones for each other as they watch their family, friends and acquaintances survive a series of first dates.
- Fatal Decision (CollegeHumor): The series follows the adventures of Agent Jack Maxwell as he thwarts terrorist plots, crime syndicates, natural disasters, and alien invasions. It’s nonstop action — for as long as Josh can keep his job.
- Death Valley Tween Fest: When a clueless single dad organizes a giant youth entertainment festival in the middle of the desert, he has to keep the world’s biggest social media stars from selfdestructing and ruining the festival, or else he’ll get sued by America’s leading energy drink conglomerate.
- Jash Shorts (Jash): Michael Cera stars in this dark comedy of errors as two dudes crash at a friend’s LA apartment and inadvertently ruin everything.
- Betch (AwesomenessTV): Some betches makin’ some sketches. “Betch” is a sketch comedy show with funny girls and famous people. Obviously.
- Third Wheel (AwesomenessTV): Watch as two singles answer embarrassing questions and engage in challenges on a blind date in the backseat of a car driven by “third wheels” Hunter March and Lauren Elizabeth.
- Animal Agent (Above Average): Blake Brentwood (played by Don Fanelli) is a cut-throat, hyper-aggressive talent agent for the most adorable animals on YouTube. His clientele may be cute and cuddly, but to Brentwood, its a dog-eat-dog business.
- Algorhythm (Above Average): From multi-hyphenate creator Craig Benzine (of the successful YouTube channel “WheezyWaiter”), Algorhythm tells the story of a repressed computer programmer who develops a piece of music calibrating software that can decide whether or not a song will be a commercial success. But can the software predict love?
TEEN DRAMA: Scripted series about relevant issues in the modern world and ordinary people with extraordinary problems. Gripping, scandalous dramas that hit on issues faced by people in the early stages of adulthood.
Teen Drama Shows:
- Modern Sex (Buzzfeed): Scripted/unscripted hybrid series investigates trends and controversies in millennial sex lives.
- Pulse (New Form Digital): The series follows an aspiring musician who goes in search of a missing friend who has disappeared in Berlin. She goes there to search for answers and finds herself drawn into her missing friend’s inner circle and the seductive, kinetic Berlin club scene where music is everything and sex and drugs are as vital as water.
- Relationship Status (StyleHaul): A crazy one night stand. The perfect kiss. The moment you learn your partner is cheating. The moment you see your ex move on. Split between Los Angeles & New York, the series follows a group of 20- and 30-somethings over the course of a year as they navigate love & relationships in a world propelled by social media.
- Guidance (AwesomenessTV): The truth behind a series of scandalous photos of the most popular girl in school unfolds through weekly sessions with the school’s guidance counselor, Anna.
- Let’s Be Honest (AwesomenessTV): Let’s Be Honest is the show where YouTubers talk about all things no one wants to talk about. No topic is off limits!
- T@gged (AwesomenessTV): A series of violent videos from an unknown user named ‘monkeyman’ target Hailey, Rowan and Elisia — a group of high school students whose pasts are inexplicably connected. t@gged is a modern day thriller that explores the terrifying risks of social media in a world of anonymity.
- Cold (New Form Digital): After learning she was adopted at age 3, Isla embarks on a journey to find out who she is and who she is meant to be. She travels to her birthplace, where the town residents are anything but welcoming, and eventually learns of the grisly murder that happened in her childhood home.
- Mr. Student Body President (New Form Digital): High school student body president Tyler Prendergast will stop at nothing to maintain his power in the face of threats to dissolve the student government.
- RePlay (New Form Digital): An aspiring DJ is granted her wish to re-live her disastrous 25th birthday 25 times until she gets it right.
- The Fourth Door (Black Box TV/New Form Digital): The Fourth Door is a fantasy adventure about a woman who wakes up struggling to recall how she got there or who she is. With the help of a young astronaut, she must journey through the bizarre world of Limbo to rescue the man she loves from the King of Limbo before he can devour them all.