Fans of all things DC will be thrilled to hear that their popular web series DC All Access will soon be hosting its first all-day live stream event. The series, hosted on the DC Entertainment YouTube channel, covers all facets of DC, from TV news on shows like The Flash and Supergirl to interviews with comic writers and artists.
The live stream will celebrate two series milestones: a near average of half a million views per episode, and their one millionth subscriber. The event, then, is a kind of gift to fans of the series and DC's many projects. “Now, more than ever, we’re committed to bringing unique, entertaining stories about all things DC to our fans," said Paul Malmont, Director of Digital Marketing Content at DC Entertainment, in a statement released by the company. "The first-ever DC All Access all-day live stream event is a thank you to our fans for their support.”
And it promises to be a rather gracious thank you. The live stream will run on the DC Entertainment channel next Friday, September 2nd, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST. Co-hosted by All Access hosts Tiffany Smith and Jason Inman, the event will feature surprise guest interviews with people tied to DC publishing.
This announcement is one in a series of good news for DC All Access this year. The series announced the launch of their new app this past February, and won a Telly Award for an episode on the Rebirth comic series in June.
Though we know few details about the actual content of the live stream, it's likely All Access will capitalize on their access to high-profile creators, as well as the draw of their regular programming. DC All Access runs on a schedule, offering TV show news on Mondays, exclusive news on Tuesdays, interviews with writers and artists on Wednesdays, gaming and animation news on Thursdays, and entertaining video listicles on Fridays. Their most popular video to date is one of these lists, "Top 10 DC Animated Movies," with over a million views.
Still, it's unclear whether an all-day live stream will draw in fans. The show has only ever hosted one stream before. The live episode, which focused on the Rebirth comics, ran for just an hour and a half, but it did draw in over 400,000 views. Whether such a long event will appeal to more or less fans is up in the air until the stream's premiere next Friday. If this stream succeeds, it may lead to even more live episodes of All Access in the future.
DC All Access' first all-day live stream event will run from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. PST on Friday, September 2nd. You can catch the event on the DC All Access YouTube channel.
Source: DC Entertainment