Studio71, the longstanding multi-channel network owned by German media conglomerate ProSiebenSat.1, has announced a new weekly series dubbed The Podcap.
The live series will bow exclusively on Caffeine — a relatively nascent livestreaming service for gaming, esports, sports, and entertainment content that has raised a whopping $146 million in venture funding from Greylock Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, 21st Century Fox, and others.
Premiering today and airing every Wednesday thereafter at 2 pm PT, the two-hour show will feature four of the creators behind YouTube’s biggest reaction channels, who count a collective 21 million social followers: ReactionTime (Tal Fishman, pictured above, who counts 12 million subscribers); Infinite Lists (ne Caylus Cunningham, who counts 9.7 million subscribers), The General (Jason Wilhelm, 20,000 subscribers), and Adi Fishman (243,000 subscribers). The Podcap will comprise interviews with top gamers and nascent YouTube stars and feature viral reaction segments and competitive video game face-offs — all of which will make use of Caffeine’s interactive chatting features.
The Podcap is produced by Studio71’s Nick Jacklin and Adam Boorstin, and recorded show segments of the live show will subsequently be distributed on YouTube — as well as in podcast form — beginning next month.