The Seven Network has announced today that their new gaming show, screenPLAY, will begin broadcasting online today via Facebook Live and through 7mate from June 29.
In a press release sent out recently, the network confirmed that screenPLAY would "cover the latest and greatest in esports and gaming". Hosted by Stephanie “Hex” Bendixsen and Nich “Nichboy” Richardson, the show will also feature presenters from Australian esports on a weekly basis.
"“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,” Nichboy said in the release.
The company also put out a teaser for the show ahead of a Facebook Live stream at 3:00 PM AEST (1:00 PM AWST, 5:00 PM NZST).
One of the show's major objectives is a focus on esports, with the release adding that screenPLAY would be hosting their own esports league. The release didn't contain any information about the games played, structure or prizes behind the league, although it's likely more information about that will be announced this afternoon and in the weeks to come.
For more information about the show, head to their website or Facebook page. I'll also have a full interview with Hex and Nichboy up soon, talking about their plans for screenPLAY, how the show originally came about, and what it's been like taking a commercial Australian TV network into the world of video games.