ST. LOUIS, April 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UMG Media Corp. (UMG) is excited to join forces with the WHAM Network to bring its original content to a new platform. This partnership makes UMG’s content easy to access and available to view 24/7 due to WHAM’s significant distribution as a digital-first network on XUMO and Twitch, as well as web and mobile devices. With this agreement, the UMG community will now be able to enjoy WHAM’s diverse library of original programming, and curated content focusing on the lifestyle and culture of gaming and esports. 

WHAM is devoted to providing innovative and immersive programming covering the latest in industry news and the celebrity gaming scene, in addition to offering original series, intense esports tournaments, and in-depth coverage of live events. UMG’s philosophy of bringing competitive gaming to every gamer anywhere perfectly complements WHAM’s initiatives. The WHAM Network is a partner of leading independent content distributor Cinedigm (NASDAQ:CIDM), with both companies jointly operating the channel.

UMG CEO Dave Antony explains, “As UMG continues to grow its online and live events presence, we find ourselves creating great esports content. As a premier gaming entertainment station, the WHAM Network is the perfect platform for us to share this new content with our growing community of gamers. Our esports coverage, especially, will be a great complement to their current programming. We are thrilled to have our content be a part of WHAM.”

Gary Kleinman, founder of WHAM, further shares, “You can’t focus on the lifestyle and culture of gaming without quality esports and tournament content. UMG has established itself as a top competitor in this growing industry, and we are very excited to partner with Dave and his team to make this content available to our audience."

About UMG
UMG Media Corp. (“UMG”) is one of the premier esports companies in North America, offering live gaming entertainment events and online play. With offices in St. Louis and Calgary, UMG has hosted live esports events in centers such as Orlando, Nashville, Washington, South Carolina, Niagara Falls, Reno, Las Vegas, and Dallas. UMG Online has hosted over 18 million online matches, and has over 1.9 million monthly average users. UMG recently launched its application for both android and iOs, and has moved into hard goods. UMG’s mission is to bring competitive gaming and quality gear to gamers everywhere. For more information about UMG visit www.umggaming.com.

ABOUT WHAM Networks Inc.
WHAM is an independent and agnostic media platform dedicated to the lifestyle and culture of gaming on a global basis.  A 24/7 channel that has original programming and third party relevant gaming content and can be found on OTT channels, mobile devices and connected television (Twitch.tv, Roku, Xumo).  WHAM has partnered with Cinedigm for the distribution of its channel alongside with owned and operated Cinedigm channels Docurama, CONtv and the Dove Channel found on over 530 million addressable devices across more than 1,200 device models.

ABOUT Cinedigm
Cinedigm (NASDAQ:CIDM) powers custom content solutions to the world's largest retail, media and technology companies. The global company provides premium feature films and series to digital platforms including iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, cable and satellite providers including Comcast, Dish Network and DirecTV, and major retailers including Wal-Mart and Target. Leveraging Cinedigm's unique capabilities, content and technology, the company has emerged as a leader in the fast-growing digital-first channel business, with four networks under management that reach hundreds of millions of devices while also providing premium content and service expertise to the entire OTT ecosystem. With reciprocal distribution partnerships in both the United States and China, Cinedigm's growing stable of platforms has unprecedented availability in the two largest markets in the world.
Learn more about Cinedigm at www.cinedigm.com

Cinedigm™ and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp™ are trademarks of Cinedigm Corp. www.cinedigm.com.

For More Information Contact:
Shannon Gerritzen
VP of Communications, UMG
pr@umggaming.com or 253-905-3478

Press Contact for WHAM:
Teri Weigel
The Creative Group PR
310-502-1272
teri@thecreativegrouppr.com