Videogame


Twitch launches scheme to help more site users earn cash

Twitch has launched the Twitch Affiliate Program in a bid to bridge the gap between ‘emerging streamer’ and ‘Twitch Partner’.  The new scheme will allow more users of the Amazon-owned videogame broadcast platform to make money from their streams – something that was previously only available to those accepted into the Twitch Partner Program. In […]

Amazon buys Twitch for US$970 million

Amazon has agreed to buy Twitch, a video platform and community for videogame enthusiasts, for US$970 million in cash.  The deal follows reports from May that linked YouTube to the videogame site, with Google-owned YouTube said to be ready to imminently announce an acquisition for a similar US$1 billion price tag. Announcing the deal, Amazon […]

YouTube reportedly buying gaming video site Twitch for US$1 billion

YouTube is reportedly buying Twitch, a video platform and community for videogame enthusiasts, for more than US$1 billion (€729 million).  According to a Variety report, which cites sources familiar with the matter, the all-cash deal is due to be announced “imminently” and will be YouTube’s most significant deal to date. US-based Twitch claims a community […]