The big selling point for Chive TV is that the streaming channel’s five-hour mix of curated social media content keeps butts in barstools.
The Austin, Texas-based company has some 4,000 bar and restaurant venues running content on one or many of their TVs, and about 500 more come on monthly – with a lot of that growth through word of mouth.
Now Chive has broadened its free streaming content offer beyond just bars – adding venues like gyms, medical clinics and workspace break rooms. There will soon be 10 different channels of content on what’s now branded as Atmosphere TV.
Chive was founded about a decade ago by two brothers, and I spoke with one of them – Leo Resig – about how it all started, why they created a streaming TV channel, and how charitable work is a big part of what they do.