Game-streaming service Twitch now has 100m viewers
At the end of 2013, Twitch had 45 million monthly unique viewers watching other people play games and stream the footage online. That’s why Amazon bought the company for $1.1bn last year.
January 30, 2015
Games-streaming service Twitch adds music library for creators
We wrote about Twitch quite a lot last year: it’s the service for livestreaming games – as in people playing games – that was attracting 45m monthly viewers when Amazon paid $970m for it in August. Twitch also dabbled...
January 28, 2015
Amazon posts loss of $544m in latest financials
Amazon’s stock was getting a bit of a kicking from Wall Street last night after the company’s latest set of quarterly financial results. Although its revenues rose by 20% to $20.84bn, its net losses increased too: to...
October 27, 2014
Twitch’s peak viewership overtakes CNN and closes in on MTV
Game-streaming service Twitch, which is being bought by Amazon for nearly $1bn, now has a peak-time audience that rivals the average prime-time audience of some famous cable networks in the US. At least, that’s what...
September 2, 2014
Amazon gazumps Google to buy gaming video service Twitch
The dictionary definition of "gazump" is "to make a higher offer for a house than someone whose offer has already been accepted by the seller, and thus succeed in acquiring the property". Strictly speaking, it may not be...
August 26, 2014
Ghostly artists hold a Twitch lifestream for Hohokum album launch
Have you heard of Hohokum? It’s a really interesting project: a PlayStation 3, 4 and Vita game from independent developer Honeyslug with a strong musical tie-in. Its soundtrack is provided by indie label Ghostly International,...
August 19, 2014
Porter Robinson hosts album launch on Twitch
We’ve been writing more about Twitch recently, the online video service that’s mainly about live streams of people playing games and related events, but which is diversifying into music. EDM star Steve Aoki streamed...
August 19, 2014
Twitch apologises for abrupt introduction of music filters
We reported last week on game-streaming service Twitch’s introduction of audio copyright filtering, muting the sound in videos uploaded by users that contained unlicensed music (Bulletin, 7-Aug-14). It’s fair to say there’s...
August 14, 2014
Twitch now filters for unlicensed music
Echoing YouTube’s use of Content ID, gaming video platform Twitch is now proactively filtering user-uploaded videos that contain unlicensed music (either in-game or playing in the background). If identified, the audio will...
August 7, 2014