screenPLAY – Channel 7’s multichannel platform dedicated entirely to the massively expanding world of esports and video gaming is launching today.
Each week presenters Stephanie Bendixsen (@Hexsteph) and Nich Richardson (@Nichboy) cover the latest and greatest in esports and gaming – the latest news, reviews, livestreams, gameplays, interviews, cosplay, and so much more.
In addition to all things gaming, screenPLAY will deliver everything you need to know about esports with our leading esports partners from around the world. Further announcements on screenPLAY’s focus on esports will be released in the coming weeks, including the launch of our very own screenPLAY league.
When it comes to gaming and esports, screenPLAY will be at the heart of the hub, bringing unique daily content to its Australian audience.
“Building a community that shares our passion for video games where we can openly chat, stream, play and have fun is ultimately what we’re about,” says Steph.
Stephanie Bendixsen and Nich Richardson join the Seven family in their roles as hosts of screenPLAY and are looking forward to sharing their knowledge and love of video gaming. Steph and Nich will also be joined weekly by screenPLAY esports experts.
“I’m thrilled to be part of Channel Seven as we take this next step forward together to create something special for the Australian video gamer,” says Nich.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have Steph and Nich leading Seven’s multiplatform commitment to video gaming and esports,” adds screenPLAY executive producer Andrew Watson.
Stephanie joined ABCTV’s Good Game in 2009 as its first full-time female presenter, along with its companion show for younger gamers, Spawn Point. She has since become a well-known presence in the industry, championing the positive representation of women in video games.
In 2011 Nich started The Roast, an online satirical news show for Fairfax and joined Good Game as host of their digital show Pocket, as well as regularly filling in alongside Steph on Good Game.
screenPLAY builds on Seven’s ‘content everywhere’ strategy, with the platform live across various online assets, broadcast TV, social media, events and esports activations, whilst also regularly streaming across popular gaming platforms such as Twitch.
screenPLAY debuts on 7mate in the coming weeks and launches online at screenPLAY.seven on Monday, June 19.
To find out more, tune into the screenPLAY Facebook Live launch today (Thursday, June 15) at 3pm (www.facebook.com/screenPLAYau).