The 24/7 platform will broadcast a variety of programming ranging from live performances to music videos to artist curated-content while giving fans the chance to create and manage their own streaming TV channels Otter Channels’ cloud-based TV technology.
Gimme Radio is continuing to build their platform with the announcement of a streaming element to the Gimme universe.
Gimme Metal TV has officially launched and will include a broad spectrum of programming ranging from live streaming, music videos, short form artist-created content, long form music documentaries and movies, live streaming music performances, live streaming artist lifestyles/storyteller pieces and much more.
The 24/7 streaming channel begins it’s broadcast voyage with the cult classic, Heavy Metal Parking Lot. Among the first features slated to air include the Death documentary Death By Metal which will include a live chat with director Felipe Belalcazar. Additional film screenings scheduled for the two weeks of broadcasting include the 1980 Italian horror classic, City of the Living Dead, the brilliant Norwegian black metal documentary Until The Light Takes Us, and the 1963 Boris Karloff essential, Black Sabbath.
In terms of stacked content, GIMME METAL TV has over a decade of amasssed exclusive interviews and footage from Metal Injection as well as music videos from labels such as Relapse, Season Of Mist, Metal Blade, and more.
The launch is a partnership with cloud-based TV programming and production platform Otter Channels. Utilizing Otter’s infrastructure, fans and artists create and manage their own 24/7 streaming TV channels and includes multi-camera livestreams all with the highest quality audio and HD video.
Gimme CEO Tyler Lenane discussed the initiative, “Right now, there is this mad rush to become the live streaming destination. But I think these other companies are missing the point that fans don’t just want to watch a live performance in an empty club on their laptop… they want deeper access to artists and they want to experience it with other fans. Gimme learned how to build communities with online radio and we are going to make those communities even stronger with real video.”
Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, host of GIMME METAL’s The Dave Mustaine Show, offered his insight to the platform’s continued evolution, “Adding video to Gimme Radio is something that I’ve wanted to do since I first met the Gimme creators! How rad would it be for GIMME METAL fans to be watching music videos with me and other metalheads around the world? There will be so much killer stuff too! How does watching official videos of the songs, live concert footage, recording of records, b-roll, cool jamming, and of course our amazing DJs, live in their studios sound? This is game changing.”
Download the GIMME METAL app on your Android or iOS phone to tune in: gimmemetal.com