Twitch Prime goes global with 200-country launch

Amazon-owned Twitch has rolled out its premium Twitch Prime service globally, launching the service in more than 200 countries and territories. Twitch Prime first launched in October last year, offering ad-free Twitch viewing and other perks to subscribers of Amazon Prime and Prime Video. The new global launch extends the service outside of the US, […]

Netflix continues US market domination – ComScore

Netflix continues to enjoy significant domination of the US streaming market, new stats from ComScore show. The SVOD service reached 75% of OTT homes in the US in December 2016, the figures reveal, way ahead of YouTube in second (53%). Amazon Prime Vide is third with 33% reach, while Hulu trailed in fourth with 17%. […]

France turns on to eSports

More than a quarter of French internet users are interested in eSports, according to audience research outfit Mediametrie. Mediametrie’s data shows 45.2% of the public have heard of eSports, with 15-24 year-olds, the professional middle-classes – the CSP+ category in French marketing parlance – and 25-34 year-olds are, in that order, the groups most likely […]

Twitch launches ‘social eating’ video category

Twitch, the Amazon-owned video platform for games enthusiasts, has launched a new category of video dedicated to ‘social eating’. Announcing the launch on the company blog, Twitch said that the content available on the service is inspired by community feedback and that eating broadcasts are already “very popular” in South Korea. The new category will […]

YouTube takes on Twitch with gaming site

YouTube is launching a new app and website dedicated to video game-related content, in a move that will see it take on Amazon-owned gaming site Twitch. YouTube Gaming will launch this summer in the UK and US, will feature game-related videos and live streams of users playing video games, and marks an attempt by YouTube […]

USA launching Mr. Robot on free digital platforms

USA Network is launching the debut episode of its new drama series Mr. Robot on numerous digital platforms ahead of its linear bow. The pilot to the new show will be available on iTunes, Amazon, XBOX, Google Play, Vudu, PlayStation, M-GO and YouTube on May 27. The pilot from the series, which follows a young […]

YouTube linked to US$1b deal for video site Twitch

YouTube is reportedly buying Twitch, a video platform and community for videogame enthusiasts, for more than US$1 billion. According to a Variety report, which cites sources familiar with the matter, the all-cash deal is due to be announced “imminently” and will be YouTube’s most significant deal to date. US-based Twitch claims a community of more […]