CouRage signs exclusive streaming deal with YouTube

Jack “CouRage” Dunlop has become the latest major game streamer to part company with Amazon-owned Twitch. However, unlike the likes of Ninja and Shroud, CouRage – who has over two million followers on Twitch – announced that he will stream exclusively on YouTube. His YouTube channel to date has mostly played host to replays of […]

Mixer drops subscription cost to match Twitch

Microsoft-owned game streaming platform Mixer has dropped the price of its subscription by a dollar to US$4.99, bringing it in line with a month-long tier 1 subscription on market-leader Twitch. Unlike a typical subscription service, all content on both platforms is free-to-view, with subscriptions allowing users to financially contribute to content creators they like. In […]

Top Twitch streamer Shroud is jumping ship to Mixer

Twitch is losing another of its top personalities, with Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek becoming the latest streamer to sign an exclusive deal with Microsoft’s Mixer. Shroud is currently ranked as the third most followed channel on the Amazon-owned Twitch, with 7,068,741 followers, a total of 364,981,784 views and 26,268 subscribers paying between US$4.99 – US$24.99 per […]

F1 to trial Twitch streaming with Mexican Grand Prix

Motorsports organisation Formula 1 has announced that it will trial streaming on Twitch with the upcoming Mexican Grand Prix. Available in Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, every session of this weekend’s Grand Prix will be available for live and for free on the Amazon-owned streamer. The deal struck between Amazon and F1 is […]

Twitch launches ‘Watch Parties’ feature

Amazon-owned Twitch is testing a new feature called Watch Parties that allows streamers the ability to stream content from Amazon Prime to their viewers.  In an email sent to select affiliates and partners, the company said: “Watch Parties brings Prime Video to Twitch. You can watch a selection of Prime Video movies and TV shows […]

Twitch hires Scott as CMO

Twitch has hired games industry veteran Doug Scott as its chief marketing officer.  Scott replaces Kate Jhaveri, who left the Amazon-owned company in August to join the NBA as its CMO. Scott joins from social game developer Zynga, where he headed up the company’s global marketing for three years. Prior to that, he served as […]

Twitch launches official Apple TV app 

Twitch has launched an official app on Apple TV. Following years of conspicuous absence, the gaming streamer has finally launched on Apple’s set-top after quietly rolling out a public beta in September. Previously, users have had to rely on third party apps like Twitchy that provide access to streams, but lack Twitch’s distinct UX and […]

Twitch gets lick of paint in rebrand

Amazon-owned Twitch, the leading video game and esports streaming platform, has unveiled a new look, eight years after launching.  The incremental rebrand includes a new logo, new purple colour and new font for the site’s branding.  Twitch executive creative director Byron Phillipson said that the new design has been in the works for a year, […]

Esports revenues to top US$5bn in five years

Revenues from esports are expected to skyrocket from US$900 million (€802 million) in 2018 to US$5.05 billion (€4.5 billion) in 2024.  According to a new report from Rethink Technology Research, the revenue rise is set to be split between game publisher fees, sponsorship, media broadcasting rights, tickets and merchandise, tipping and advertising. While broadcasts of […]

Twitch aims for first timers with launch of Twitch Studio broadcasting software

Live streaming platform Twitch has announced the launch of Twitch Studio, its first broadcasting software.  While it is the biggest live streaming platform online, Twitch users have historically relied on third party software such as free and open-source cross-platform Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). Such software, while being versatile, has often been difficult to use and […]

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