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It’s like shuffle on your favorite music streaming service, but for videos.

Atmosphere curates thousands of the freshest, most viral videos and delivers you the very best to enjoy. Choose from a variety of family-friendly channels including the award-winning Chive TV, Happy TV (with its hundreds of engaging and feel-good videos), Motiv8 TV (featuring the athletes performing at their best… and worst), and more. And sound is optional - Atmosphere works just as well at home as it does in a business like a bar, restaurant, or gym.

Plus, Atmosphere is absolutely free for everyone and you can engage your customers with custom digital signage via our web interface.

Atmosphere lets you watch any of the following channels:
- Chive TV - the best, hand-picked viral videos anywhere
- Happy TV - puppies, cute kids, and satisfying content
- Motiv8 TV - celebrating the amateur athletes of the world
- Escape TV - endless relaxing nature videos
- Deep Sky TV - your front row seat to the cosmos

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Chive Media’s out-of-home TV spinoff Atmosphere raises $10M

When Chive Media Group spun out its out-of-home TV business last year, co-founder and CEO Leo Resig said the structure should help the new company, called Atmosphere, raise venture capital.

Looks like those fundraising efforts were successful, with Atmosphere announcing that it has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by S3 Ventures, with participation from Capstar Capital.

“I have yet to meet someone who enjoys watching closed-captioning or talking heads at their favorite establishments,” said S3 Ventures partner Charlie Plauche in a statement. (Plauche is joining Atmosphere’s board of directors.) “Yet, that is the best option most businesses have to entertain patrons. That all changes with Atmosphere, who offers engaging content to viewers of all ages with no audio needed.”

Chive Media Group is known for its namesake website, theChive, which focuses on funny and viral content. Chive co-founders (and brothers) Leo and John Resig told me that when the company decided to move into video, it didn’t have the money to create a big production arm.

“We stuck to our roots of what we do best: Seek out and curate and package existing content,” John said. As a result, the company was able to license “a pretty large IP library of short-form, mostly amateur viral videos,” which it then offered to bars and other out-of-home locations as Chive TV.

Chive TV still exists, but it’s now just one of the channels that Atmosphere offers, with Leo noting that Atmosphere now includes more polished videos from partners like Red Bull and GoPro.

“Everyone’s creating content these days,” John added. “We’re a shiny new distribution vessel for a lot of that content.”

In general, Leo argued that Atmosphere content is better tailored than regular TV to the needs of (say) a restaurant or a doctor’s office.

“It’s ambient TV,” he said. “It’s not episodic, it’s not character-driven, you can pick it up and leave it without missing a touchdown.”

Plus, as Plauche mentioned, it’s designed to be watchable without audio.

The company says Chive TV is already streamed in 4,300 bars, restaurants, gyms and other locations. And it’s adding around 450 venues every month.

At the same time, the Resigs said Atmosphere has been building up a technology backend, with the analytics and ad serving that you get with online video.

Until now, Chive and Atmosphere have been giving the content away for free while monetizing with ads, but Leo said they’ll soon start charging a monthly subscription fee of around $10 or $20, which he suggested is “not a lot of money for what the venues are getting,” particularly compared to their cable bill. There’s an additional product that venues can pay for to insert their own messages and house ads.

The Resigs actually hold the same title at both companies, but Leo (CEO) suggested that he’ll be spending more time on Atmosphere, while John (president) said he’ll be “straddling” the two organizations.

Leo said Atmosphere has around 20 employees — with another 20 who are currently splitting their work between Chive Media and Atmosphere, but will ultimately go work for one of the two organizations.

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Austin-based Atmosphere, a Chive Media spinoff, raises $25 million to expand streaming platform

Austin-based Atmosphere, which operates a streaming entertainment service, has raised $25 million to grow its platform and team.  

The funding round was led by Chicago-based Valor, which has previously invested in the company. The funding will be used to expand Atmosphere's distribution, and grow the company’s ad sales team both nationally and locally.

Atmosphere was founded in 2019 by brothers Leo and John Resig as a spinoff from Austin-based Chive Media Group, which operates popular entertainment website theCHIVE. The brothers started both companies.

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Atmosphere, a Chive Media Group spinoff, announced that it has raised $25 million in its latest funding round. The company creates "ambient TV," or audio-optional content catered to bars, restaurants and other brick and mortar businesses. (Courtesy of Atmosphere)

What does Atmosphere streaming do?

 Atmosphere offers a free ad-supported streaming platform that is streamed in  restaurants, bars, gyms, hotels, doctor offices and other venues across the country. Its clients include Westin, Taco Bell and Texas Roadhouse. In the past year, the company increased the number of venues it serves from 6,000 to 11,000. 

The platform includes ambient, audio-optional channels designed to give venues free content and an alternative viewing option to sports  The programming includes channels owned and operated by Atmosphere such as Happy TV and CHIVE TV, as well as channels from partners such as Red Bull TV, X Games TV, and America’s Funniest Videos TV.

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Leo Resig said the company is focused on meeting the needs of two underserved markets — businesses looking for quality, free and audio-optional programming, and advertisers looking to buy media to reach an audience on TV screens while they are out of their homes. 

“TV programming for businesses isn’t broken, it was never right in the first place,” he said in a written statement. "Atmosphere's tapped into something no other content company has ever attempted, single-handedly defining the streaming TV-for-business category." 

The company provides retailers and venues free hardware and programming and makes its money from its advertising platform and through paid subscriptions, which allow businesses to run their own in-house ads between programming. 

Atmosphere also said it became profitable in the fourth quarter of 2020. The latest funding builds on a $14 million investment last year. Atmosphere said with the latest investment it is now valued at $275 million. 

John Resig said the company has been expanding its distribution network both through Atmosphere and Chive Media Group, and said the new funding, and the company's own profitability will help it grow. 

“We perfected the content formula with CHIVE TV and applied it to over 50 audio-optional channels. But the secret sauce is a sophisticated ad and tech stack that can strategically target both our content and advertising down to the per-venue level. Traditional cable packages can’t do that," he said in a written statement.

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What is CHIVE TV

Atmosphere raises $10M to stream viral video at bars and gyms


In the ten years since its founding, Chive Media Group has become a hub for new forms of entertainment. And after after breaking the mold in the viral video space, the company is turning to a more traditional avenue for its next big project: television.

Since the dawn of televised sporting events, screens have provided bar patrons with a welcome excuse to break eye contact and put conversations on hold for a little while. But if you’re not into sports and looking for something to display without sound, there’s not a lot of options out there.

Atmosphere, a streaming portal launched by Chive Media, aims to fill this niche with a range of custom “ambient” streaming channels — giving its own content broader distribution as well.

“TheCHIVE was looking for a new distribution platform to introduce and monetize our viral video content to a new audience in a space outside the digital media landscape, which is dominated by social media platforms,” CEO Leo Resig told Built In. “Atmosphere is the vessel that houses all of our ambient TV channels that cater to customers in different retail venues.”

Today, Atmosphere announced it had secured $10 million in Series A funding. The round was led by S3 Ventures, an Austin-based firm, with additional participation from Capstar Capital. S3 Ventures Partner Charlie Plauche will be joining Atmosphere’s board as part of the deal.

According to a statement from the company, the fresh funds will be used to accelerate B2B distribution of the Ambient TV product, in addition to fueling the technology, data and monetization elements of the firm.

Although residents in urban areas spend 70 percent of our waking hours outside of the home, Resig said, no broadcaster has figured out how to design content for viewers on the go.

“TV programming in businesses is sub-par, with talking heads and closed captions,” said Resig. “It’s the same programming made for living room viewing. No one is programming for an out-of-home, audio-free TV viewing experience.”

That’s where Atmosphere comes in. The platform hosts a variety of different channels, each with a specific theme. “Happy TV” offers a stream of viral videos in the puppies and babies vein, while “Escape TV” transports viewers to exotic locations. “Motiv8 TV” serves up content guaranteed to help you power through your next workout.

Atmosphere also will serve as the future home of CHIVE TV, which currently streams in more than 4,300 businesses, and growing.

Currently, CHIVE TV is free for businesses, provided they play at least 30 hours of Chive programming each month. Atmosphere, however, is set to cost subscribers between $10 to $20 a month. Still, this is significantly less than the average business cable bill. The service will also include capabilities for the spaces in which Atmosphere is playing to seamlessly incorporate their own advertisements.

While Atmosphere only recently debuted in late 2018, I can already attest to the fact that I would much prefer “Escape TV” to the muted episodes of “Squawk Box” my gym is so fond of. Cheers.


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    Atmosphere is like shuffle on your favorite music streaming service, but for videos. And now, you can use your mobile device as a remote control! No more remotes to worry about losing or recharging - simply download this app, login, and you'll be good to go.

    Atmosphere curates thousands of the freshest, most viral videos and delivers you the very best to enjoy. Choose from a variety of family-friendly channels including the award-winning Chive TV, Happy TV (with its hundreds of engaging and feel-good videos), Motiv8 TV (featuring the athletes performing at their best… and worst), and more. And sound is optional - Atmosphere works just as well at home as it does in a business like a bar, restaurant, or gym.

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    I am beyond happy with Atmosphere and play it just about everyday we are open. We use it in our front lobby area so our clients can watch while they are waiting. We use it in our Dog Grooming Salon and our clients love the videos/channel that plays nothing but funny animals. I recommend Atmosphere 110% and they also have an amazing affiliate program that pays very good. I also recommend using the Apple TV equipment that Atmosphere will provide for any business to use. I have not had any issues or problems with anything and was simple to plug and play. It’s a free service as long as you let it play 40 plus hours per month. Thank you Atmosphere, it has helped with our clients being more patient with while they wait. We are a small shop but extremely busy and only have 2 people working, people seem to always be in a hurry but now they are more patient.

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    Chive spins out new company for streaming content to bars, cruise ships and elsewhere

    Atmosphere effectively converts the TVs inside of 4,000 business locations currently — primarily bars and restaurants and eventually gyms, hotels, casinos, gas stations, cruise ships, etc. — into digital billboards, interspersing ads among videos licensed from regular people, Instagram stars and media companies, including Cheddar and Fatherly, which will distribute 30-second to one-minute video compilations on Atmosphere’s channels.

    Given the context, the videos are intended to be watched with or without sound and are currently packaged into five channels within its OTT app, including Chive TV, which features a variety of viral videos, and Escape TV, which features nature videos. The company plans to add at least four more channels, such as Beach Bum TV, which will show videos of people surfing and doing other beach-related activities. Each channel streams five hours’ worth of videos on an endless loop, and the videos are updated weekly.

    Atmosphere offers businesses free Roku devices to plug into their existing TVs and distribute its content, through its app is also available on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Google’s Android TV. Atmosphere doesn’t pay businesses to play its channels but has commissioned independent studies that showed people spend 16 percent more time in bars that air Chive TV than those that don’t, Resig said.

    To get a business to distribute its channel in a location costs Atmosphere $77 per install, but the company is able to make that money back within five weeks, according to Chive Media Group co-founder and president John Resig, brother of Leo. Atmosphere is not profitable because it is investing in hiring people to work at the company and is currently raising funding from outside investors, said Leo Resig.

    Chive Media Group, which has never raised outside funding, decided to spin off Atmosphere into its own company in part because it would be easier to raise money for that specific business versus trying to convince investors to put money into a media company amid the industry’s ongoing business struggles.

    “It’s hard to scale TheChive. If you’re an investor, it’s like, ‘Love what you’re doing over here with Chive TV and this Atmosphere idea,’ but investors want but to be able to show growth and quite frankly that’s the only thing that’s growing,” said Leo Resig.

    Atmosphere primarily makes money by selling ads that appear between videos. Those ads can be targeted to specific venues or even specific devices within a venue, and locations can be geofenced so that advertisers can retarget people who may have seen an ad on Atmosphere with a follow-up ad on their phone. Anheuser-Busch InBev has signed a deal with the company to run ads in eight markets promoting its craft beers, said John Resig.

    Atmosphere also operates a subscription business, in which businesses pay $37 a month to insert their own ads, or “digital signage,” to promote things like happy hour deals or loyalty programs. While Atmosphere is primarily a business-to-business play, regular people can also access its app through their connected TVs and watch its videos with ads or pay $3 a month to watch them without ads.

    This story has been updated to reflect that people spent 16 percent more time in bars with Chive TV. It previously read 60 percent.


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