Vox Media is stepping up its live streaming game with two new shows on Twitter.
“We’re excited to be taking The Verge’s gadget blog, “Circuit Breaker,” and Polygon’s flagship podcast, “The Polygon Show,” to the next level, with two new weekly live streaming video shows premiering exclusively on Twitter this Fall,” the company stated in a blog post.
“Circuit Breaker” launches today and will live stream every Tuesday at 4pm ET. The hour-long episodes will be hosted by The Verge’s Editor in Chief Nilay Patel and the Circuit Breaker team of Paul Miller, Jake Kastrenakes, Ashley Carman, and Chaim Gartenberg. The show will stream out of Vox Media’s Studio in NYC.
Fans of the Polygon podcast will have to wait until October 12, to check out “The Polygon Show.” The series, which will air each Thursday at 5pm ET, is hosted by Polygon’s Chelsea Stark, Allegra Frank, Simone de Rochefort, and Ashley Oh. The roundtable talk show will discuss all things gaming and culture. The show also plans to incorporate a bit of interactivity with the audience acting as a key part of the conversation by incorporating questions, tweets, and fan art live on air.
Twitter has quickly become a hotbed for all things live streaming. In Q2 of 2017 the social media platform streamed over 1,200 hours of live premium content globally from leading brands across sports, esports, news, and entertainment. And just last month, the company announced over 35 new partnerships in the Asia Pacific region for premium live stream content. The site was also the recent launch pad for the premiere of Fox’s New Show “Ghosted” which debuted before its traditional TV counter part.