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Sliver.tv raises $9.8M to make eSports spectating less passive

 Twitch and YouTube Gaming have reigned supreme in the eSports viewing space, but the services have struggled to find ways to make the action of watching other people play video games into a more interactive experience. Sliver.tv is bringing 360-d...

Twitch nabs exclusive streaming deal with Blizzard for 20+ major esports events

 Twitch, the popular game-streaming site owned by Amazon, just inked a deal with one of the most popular game developers to broadcast a host of game tournaments exclusively on the service. The two-year deal between Twitch and Blizzard surrounds some of the biggest titles in esports, including Overwatch, World of Warcraft and Starcraft. More than 20 events will be hosted exclusively on Twitch… Read More

Twitch and Activision Blizzard Add to Flurry of eSports Streaming Deals

Twitch now has exclusive third-party streaming rights to several of Blizzard's live eSports events.

Twitch expands game sales to more streamers

 In March, video game streaming site Twitch introduced a new way for its streamers to make money: by selling games directly to their fans. Initially, however, that feature was only available to Twitch’s Partners – that is, the site’s top-tier streamers with large audiences. Today, Twitch is adding game sales to its newly launched Twitch Affiliate program, as well. The… Read More

Facebook Will Live Stream Thousands of Hours of Video Game Tournaments

Get ready to see people shoot each other in the game Counter-Strike for cash prizes.

Twitch taps into nostalgia with plans to stream “Mister Rogers”

 Twitch is now going to stream PBS’s “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Yes, the classic kids’ show is being made available to the mostly adult users of the Amazon-owned video game streaming site. Why? Well, a couple of reasons. For starters, Twitch already has a deal with PBS Distribution which has allowed it to stream a number of classic TV programs, including… Read More

Twitch taps into nostalgia with plans to stream “Mister Rogers”

 Twitch is now going to stream PBS’s “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Yes, the classic kids’ show is being made available to the mostly adult users of the Amazon-owned video game streaming site. Why? Well, a couple of reasons. For starters, Twitch already has a deal with PBS Distribution which has allowed it to stream a number of classic TV programs, including… Read More

Amazon to Stream ‘Mr. Rogers Neighborhood’ in Twitch Marathon

It's the latest experiment in streaming classic TV shows through the online-gaming service.

Twitch opens up its money-making tools to tens of thousands of non-Partnered channels

 On the heels of yesterday’s news about expanded subscription options for partners, video streaming site Twitch today announced another way for its creator community to generate revenue, with the launch of an Affiliate program. Explains the company, the new program will allow non-partnered video creators to gain access to a variety of tools that will allow them to make money from… Read More

Streamers flock to YouTube Live, but the money (and crowd) is still at Twitch

 YouTube Live is making impressive strides in catching up to incumbent Twitch, but it has a long way to go yet. On the bright side, it doesn’t look like they’ll run out of road: streaming looks to be a fairly sustainable business. Read More