Joost.com is offering counter-programming to the Super Bowl on Sunday by hosting the first two episodes of the non-sports related original online sitcom series Game Night.
The show is based on a group of friends who meet once a week to play traditional board and party games. They’re a young and multi-ethnic quartet, so they have stories, attractions, arguments and dreams to share – or in some cases, to keep in their imaginations where only the viewers will see them.
“There are very few comedies online these days that are a true representation of the cultural melting pot that America is,” said Ashwin Gore, star and creator of Game Night. “Our aim with Game Night is to bring these different cultures together in hilarious circumstances and reach a diverse audience. Joost.com was the perfect place to do this.”
Game Night made its online debut in October 2010. It was created and written by Gore and Rajan Velu, and the second season was produced by Soft Feet Productions. Working with Joost will put the series in a better position for distribution and monetization, since Joost.com is designed to provide legal, professionally produced videos to a worldwide audience.
“We are thrilled to have Game Night to share with our audience on Joost,” said Phillip Nakov, head of Programming and Acquisitions at Joost.com. “The timing and comedy are so relevant to what people are watching online today. We can’t wait to kick it off on Sunday!”