LaLiga extends partnership with Twitch into live commentary

Leading Spanish soccer league LaLiga has teamed up with Amazon-owned Twitch to bring some of the service’s most celebrated Spanish streamers and their communities closer to the action, commentating on the season’s matches from a commentary box within LaLiga Santander stadia. The Sportscasters by Twitch programme will see them live streaming from LaLiga stadia within customised commentary […]

Twitch streaming record broken during boxing event

Spanish streamer Ibai Llanos Garatea (Ibai) has broken Twitch’s record for most concurrent streams. The Amazon-owned streaming platform announced on Twitter that Ibai reached a peak of over 3.3 million concurrent viewers on June 26 during the La Velada del Año II boxing event. With 11.1 million followers, Ibai is the fourth most-followed channel on […]

Eleven teams up Twitch in Taiwan

Sports broadcaster Eleven’s Taiwanese subsidiary Eleven Taiwan has teamed up with streaming platform Twitch ahead of the new Taiwan baseball season, to make its live match coverage more accessible. Eleven Taiwan holds the rights to all home matches for the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) for the Rakuten Monkeys, Wei Chuan Dragons and Uni-President 7-Eleven […]

Twitch viewers now able to ‘Play on Luna’ thanks to new feature

Amazon has brought a long-awaited feature to live streaming platform Twitch that allows viewers to quickly play the game they are watching on the platform via its Luna cloud streaming platform. Keen-eyed Twitch users have spotted the ‘Play on Luna’ button appear next to applicable titles. The button allows viewers with a Luna subscription to […]

Major Twitch streamer Ludwig signs exclusivity deal with YouTube Gaming

Record-breaking Twitch streamer Ludwig Ahgren has signed a deal to exclusively broadcast on YouTube’s Gaming platform. The streamer is best known for his ‘subathon’ where he live broadcast without stopping for a month, during which he increased his paid subscriber count to a record 283,066 subscribers paying at least US$5.  On YouTube, Ludwig already has […]

Esports scandal sees Turkish Twitch streamers accused of money laundering

A number of top esports players have been embroiled in a money laundering scandal on the Amazon-owned streaming platform Twitch. The allegations came after a huge data leak earlier this month revealed the earnings of the platform’s top streamers, along with stream key info and even source code for Twitch itself. As Jake Lucky of […]

Amazon’s Twitch confirms that its source code was leaked in data breach

Twitch, the Amazon-owned live-streaming platform, has confirmed that a major leak from earlier this month contained documents from its source code but said that passwords and payment information are secure. Earlier this month, a huge data leak of information from the platform was revealed. It included three years worth of details on creator payouts, code […]

Messi debut becomes most-watched Ligue 1 match ever in Spain

If Lionel Messi’s pulling power was ever in doubt, the football legend’s debut match for Paris Saint-Germain has become the most-watched French league match ever in Spain. An average audience of 2.2 million viewers watched PSG’s 2-0 victory over Reims on Mediaset-owned Telecinco, with a total audience of over 6.7 million Spaniards. This was further […]

Twitch drops subscription prices in Europe

Twitch has lowered the cost of its subscriptions in Europe by 20%. The Amazon-owned platform is entirely free-to-view, but viewers can buy subscriptions to individual channels in order to avoid ads on their feed and support the creators.  Subscriptions are offered in different tiers which provide a variety of different benefits to viewers, but most […]

Twitch and Amazon Music come to Toshiba smart TVs

Amazon has agreed a deal to bring Twitch and Amazon Music to Toshiba smart TVs in the UK.  Both apps are available across Toshiba’s smart TV range produced from June 2018 onwards, including the brand’s Android, and Alexa Built-In models. The Twitch and Amazon Music apps join Toshiba’s already extensive line-up of entertainment on Toshiba […]

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