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Reaching out – We Are Reach on Twitch vs YouTube and why more publishers should have official VOD channels

When Twitch announced in March it was going to sell games and give creators and developers the chance to earn a cut of each sale, the industry wasn’t sure what to make of it – though a potential competitor for Steam looked to be a major positive. While the platform …

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Hitbox and Azubu merge to form Smashcast

Live streaming services Hitbox and Azubu have merged to form Smashcast, turning the newly-formed LA-based company into the world’s largest independent eSports broadcaster outside Asia. The platform, which will utilise Hitbox and Azubu’s 20m monthly active users, hopes to be a main competitor to Twitch, and will be the only …

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How can YouTube Gaming close the gap on Twitch?

Since it was spun out of streaming firm Justin.tv in 2011, Twitch has risen to be one of the most prominent players in the modern games media. And with an average 8.5m people coming to Twitch every single day, it’s entirely understandable that other firms would want in on the …

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YouTube vs Twitch: The battle for the billion dollar streaming market

Last week, Google launched YouTube Gaming. It’s a site dedicated to games video. All gaming content from YouTube is available on the platform, and live-streaming has been made easier than before. It’s an enticing proposition that capitalises on the site’s already huge games audience. Games-related content is amongst YouTube’s most …

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Panda TV aims to be the Chinese competitor to Twitch

The son of China’s richest man is launching a live streaming site that could soon rival Amazon-owned service Twitch. Panda TV is being backed by Wang Sicong, local online celebrity and son of Wang Jianlin, who is estimated to be worth $26.5 billion (Forbes, via VentureBeat). Sicong will serve as …

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‘YouTube Gaming can catch up with Twitch’

YouTube’s new Gaming portal is a genuine threat to Twitch, warn prominent video journalists. Although YouTube comfortably leads the market with video-on-demand content, Twitch has become the platform of choice for live-streaming. Something YouTube hopes to change. YouTube is late to the party, but I’d never discount it as it …

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24/7 eSports channel incoming from streaming firm DingIt

New live-streaming service DingIt says it will launch a 24/7 eSports streaming channel. The Twitch rival launched in February of this year, and the firm says it has already grown its user base from 7,000 to over 100,000 in two months. We have about 250,000 broadcasters on board and had …

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Twitch streaming channel launches on Roku devices

Video game streaming service Twitch has arrived for Roku devices and television models. A post on the Roku blog announces the live video network has launched a new channel for Roku players in the US, Canada, UK and Republic of Ireland – along with Roku TV models in the US …

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YouTube to launch live streaming eSports drive, report claims

The world’s biggest online video provider has set its set on the live streaming video market, with eSports to be a central thrust. The Daily Dot reports that following its failed attempt to acquire Twitch last year (and Amazon’s success) YouTube owner Google is on the hunt for content and …

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