Brooke Lawson

Maker Studios and Go90 strike content deal

The Disney-owned MCN will provide Verizon's mobile video service with eight new original series, including the nerdy road trip show Geekenders.
October 30, 2015

Disney-owned MCN Maker Studios and Verizon’s new Go90 video streaming service will collaborate on a slate of original series for the Go90 platform, as well as a number of live Maker events. Maker announced the content deal in a press release.

New series include the road trip show Geekenders, comic book-centered Marvel’s Off the Rack, Star Wars super-fan doc series In a Galaxy, the second season of the all-black makeup and beauty series Defining Beauty (which previously streamed on YouTube), Minecraft series Fantasy Quest, a yet-to-be-titled dance competition series starring the hip-hop dance crew Jabbawockeez (winners of America’s Best Dance Crew)pranking show Prank School and gaming competition show Polaris Grand Prix.

The first of the series to roll out is Geekenders, which is hosted by gaming vloggers Jesse Cox (830,000 subscribers) and Brooke Lawson (more than 900,000 subscribers across her two channels). Geekenders, which bowed Oct. 29, follows Cox and Lawson (pictured) as they tour across different cities in the U.S. looking for geek-friendly tourist attractions (such as the Detroit planetarium),

There is no set premiere date for the rest of the series. No information on episode numbers and lengths were available at press time.

In addition to the new series coming to the platform, Go90 has also committed to streaming more than 100 hours of upcoming live fan events for Maker. Maker will also provide Go90 with a large slate of non-exclusive, short-form videos from its library, with the slate refreshed and updated monthly.

The mobile streaming platform, which launched in early October, has secured a number of content deals from high-profile creators and networks, including a new dance competition series from So You Think You Can Dance producer Nigel Lythgoe, a new series from Jukin Media’s FailArmy and a slate of programs from New Form Digital, including The Fourth Door, which recently debuted on Go90.

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