Gunpowder & Sky is beefing up the executive team of DUSTx, its streaming channel dedicated to sci-fi. The company announced Monday morning that former Pluto TV exec Eric Bromberg has been promoted to DUSTx’s general manager, while Adam Jensen — also formerly of Pluto TV — has joined the team as the newly-appointed head of operations. Gunpowder & Sky also named Anna Levine digital channel manager and Kyle Brunick social manager.
Prior to joining Gunpowder & Sky as VP of Business Development in March 2017, Bromberg was at Pluto TV, where he was responsible for content licensing. Prior to that he served as director of digital strategy for Fusion Media Group. Jensen also spent time at Pluto TV, where he was responsible for channel programming and strategy.
“This is an exciting time for us at DUSTx, and I am thrilled to take on this new and expanded role with the company,” said Bromberg. “Adding Adam to the team broadens our already great group of innovators, including Anna and Kyle, both of whom have been integral to DUSTx. Their unprecedented passion for sci-fi is palpable, and it’s that type of fervor that is key to a company’s success.”
In addition to the new hires, Gunpowder & Sky announced that it will be multiplying the distribution channels for DUSTx with its launch on Twitch and STIRR (Sinclair’s new streaming service). In the coming weeks, the channel will also be available on NBC’s WatchBack (Nov. 1), Vizio (Nov. 16), and Samsung Plus (early December).
“DUSTx continues to surpass our expectations,” said Floris Bauer, co-founder and president, Gunpowder & Sky. “Following the success on Roku, and responding to audience demand, we have also launched DUSTx on Twitch and STIRR, with Vizio, Samsung, WatchBack and additional platforms on the way.”
In addition to the DUSTx expansion and the executive team announcement, the streamer says it will also soon release the original sci-fi short films, “Zero” and “The Occupant.”