If the record-setting collaboration between Drake and Tyler “Ninja” Blevins foreshadowed the arrival of more traditional media celebrities on Twitch, then the announcement of Combat Go is the latest evidence of that trend.
Combat Go, which is set to launch on April 18, will feature Asian martial arts as well as other global disciplines like Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Broadcasts will include at least hours of live fight coverage, as well as at least 500 additional hours of anaylsis, documentary content, martial arts movies, and more.
The international flavor of Combat Go’s content will fit JungoTV’s mission. The media company, which Oz founded alongside George Chung and Sandy Climan in 2016, is best known for presenting foreign-language over-the-top content to consumers who hail from a variety of Asian and European backgrounds.
Oz’s TV program, The Dr. Oz Show, is currently in its ninth season. “When correctly taught and executed, the martial arts develop respect, discipline and honor,” Oz said. “These admirable character traits will be on full display in Combat Go’s carefully curated programming, as the world’s top athletes execute the dynamics, unique styles, and practices that help achieve peak performance in their sports.”
Combat Go will be the latest Twitch channel the go beyond the streaming platform’s gaming-centric base. Other non-gaming hubs on Twitch include ConTV, which like Combat Go is run by Cinedigm.