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VENN is a new 24/7 post-cable network aimed at gaming, esports and entertainment audiences. Launching in 2020 and broadcasting live from studios in New York and Los Angeles, VENN will be distributed across a broad range of media platforms and offer original programming produced in-house and in partnership with some of the biggest names and creators across industries.
Ariel is a four-time Emmy Award winner and pioneer of televised esports. A former executive at NBC Sports, Ariel led production efforts for BlizzCon and was behind the global broadcast success of League of Legends at Riot Games, generating audiences over 100 Million worldwide.
“We’ve been polishing our craft on global stages for years while dreaming up new ways to create memorable esports broadcast experiences.”
“VENN will bring together the best and brightest talent to apply the same creativity and big-picture thinking to greater gaming and entertainment content, building a bridge from our industry into the world that surrounds it.”
- Ariel Horn, Co-CEO of VENN
Ben is a gaming industry veteran, with decades of experience in Interactive Entertainment and New Media. Ben worked in brand marketing on over $1 Billion in product sales, on franchises such as Medal of Honor, The Sims, F.E.A.R. and more. He is the former head of New Media and Strategic Alliances for Vivendi Universal Games.
“Video games continue to define the culture of today’s youth. Streamers, casters, content creators, esports athletes - these are our new celebrities.”
“VENN is giving this generation an overdue home and a heartbeat, with bi-coastal broadcast studios incorporating live audiences, premium production values, a 24/7 linear offering, and engaging and innovative formats that elevate and promote a culture traditionally overlooked by broadcast media.”
- Ben Kusin, Co-CEO of VENN