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YouTube is ‘playing catch-up’ to Twitch’s partner programme, says Midia Research

After a successful period of testing, YouTube announced it was expanding its sponsorship programme last week, giving viewers the ability to purchase digital goods directly from creator channels and receive special perks in return for regular monthly payments toward the channel’s upkeep. It’s a move that’s very similar to recent …

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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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Mobile startup debuts iOS game livestreaming in Japan and Korea

Kamcord has beaten Twitch and YouTube Gaming to the iOS streaming race. While Android game streaming is possible with some apps, including Google’s recent YouTube Gaming, iOS users have until now been left out in the lurch. Now VentureBeat reports that Kamcord has debuted its livestreaming app in Japan and …

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Mobile livestreaming and subscription fees come to YouTube Gaming

Mobile gamers looking to show off what they are playing are in luck as YouTube Gaming is introducing streaming for mobile devices. At the moment this is limited to Android devices, not iOS, according to a post on the official YouTube blog. In an article on Polygon, Google’s global head …

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Android game streaming coming to YouTube

Game streaming is about to go mobile. YouTube has announced that it is to introduce game streaming to its Android app at some as-of-yet unspecified point in the near future. The feature, which was announced at The Tokyo Game Show, is being pitched in part as an effort to appeal …

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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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Twitch partners contractually locked out of YouTube Gaming streaming

Over 10,000 of the top video game streamers are being locked out from streaming on Youtube’s new YouTube Gaming service. VentureBeat reports that 11,000 streamers have to date signed partner contracts with Twitch. Now the streaming service has admitted that such contracts typically” include an exclusivity agreement” stating that live …

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