Tag: twitch

Read More

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. 
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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,...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

Game video-streaming service Twitch gets into music

Have you watched Twitch? It’s an online video service focused mainly on games: live streams of people playing games, including the increasingly lucrative world of “e-sports” (competitive gaming). It ended...