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Trump gets on Twitch

Trump gets on Twitch The reelection campaign will be livestreamed. US president Donald Trump has joined Amazon-owned livestreaming platform Twitch. Twitch is best known as a social video streaming platform for gamers but does host other content, including politics. The verified DonaldTrump Twitch account, spotted earlier by Reuters, has just one video […]

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Facebook rolls out new video tools, plus Instagram and IGTV scheduling feature

Facebook rolls out new video tools, plus Instagram and IGTV scheduling feature Facebook on Monday announced a number of updates aimed at video creators and publishers, during a session at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) taking place in Amsterdam. The updates involve changes to live video broadcasting, Facebook’s Watch Party, and Creator […]

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Twitch will join Amazon Prime Day with giveaways, events and QVC-style live show

Twitch will join Amazon Prime Day with giveaways, events and QVC-style live show Amazon -owned game streaming site Twitch will be participating in Amazon Prime Day this year, with giveaways of free content from Apex Legends and EA Sports games, live-streamed events, and even a live-streamed shopping show. The latter was reported […]

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China’s YY eyes overseas live streaming with $1.45B Bigo buyout

China’s YY eyes overseas live streaming with .45B Bigo buyout One of China’s top live streaming companies YY bought a stake and obtained the right to purchase a majority share in Bigo last June, and now the other shoe has dropped after YY fully acquired the Singapore-based startup behind live streaming app […]

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On the strength of its Mixer partnership, streaming toolkit developer Lightstream raises $8 million

On the strength of its Mixer partnership, streaming toolkit developer Lightstream raises million Lightstream, a Chicago-based company which develops tools to augment livestreams, has raised $8 million in new funding as it looks to add monitoring, management, and monetization services to its suite of editing technologies. Last year, the company inked a […]

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Super Bowl LIII set streaming records, while TV viewership saw massive drop

Super Bowl LIII set streaming records, while TV viewership saw massive drop Football fans didn’t tune into this year’s Super Bowl coverage on TV in as large numbers as in years past. According to Nielsen, the big game drew an average televised audience of around 98.2 million viewers. CBS, however, said the […]

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YouTube is closing the gap with Twitch on live streaming, report finds

YouTube is closing the gap with Twitch on live streaming, report finds Twitch continues to dominate the live streaming market, with approximately 2.5 billion hours watched by viewers in the third quarter of 2018, according to a new industry report out this morning. While YouTube still trails, it’s begun to close the […]

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No one should be surprised that pirates hijacked the Logan Paul/KSI boxing match on Twitch

No one should be surprised that pirates hijacked the Logan Paul/KSI boxing match on Twitch Over the weekend, pirates made off with millions in potential YouTube revenues by hijacking the live-streams of its pay-per-view “boxing” match between YouTube celebrities Logan Paul and KSI and broadcasting them on the rival streaming platform Twitch. The theft […]

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Twitter will suspend repeat offenders posting abusive comments on Periscope live streams

Twitter will suspend repeat offenders posting abusive comments on Periscope live streams As part of Twitter’s attempted crackdown on abusive behavior across its network, the company announced on Friday afternoon a new policy facing those who repeatedly harass, threaten or otherwise make abusive comments during a Periscope broadcaster’s live stream. According to […]

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M17 delays IPO debut after pricing this morning on NYSE

M17 delays IPO debut after pricing this morning on NYSE M17 Entertainment, a Taipei-based live streaming and dating app group, priced its IPO this morning on the NYSE and was expected to open trading today according to their final press release. But with just a little more than two hours to go […]

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