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YouTube to Acquire Videogame-Streaming Service Twitch for $1 Billion: Sources

Google’s YouTube has reached a deal to buy Twitch, a popular videogame-streaming company, for more than $1 billion, according to sources familiar with the pact. The deal, in an all-cash offer, is expected to be announced imminently, sources said. If.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 15th, 2017

Twitch Hooks Into YouTube for Live Broadcast Alerts

Internet videogame-broadcasting company Twitch announced a new partnership with YouTube, under which the Google-owned site will issue alerts when Twitch users begin streaming videos. The Twitch Live Annotations feature generates a promotional alert th.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMay 21st, 2017

Google Seals Deal to Buy Twitch for $1 Billion: Report

Google has finally clinched a deal to buy videogame-broadcasting company Twitch for $1 billion, VentureBeat reported, citing anonymous sources. Variety first reported in May that Google had reached a preliminary pact to acquire Twitch for $1 billion in .....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 26th, 2017

"Suicide Is Not A Joke": YouTube FINALLY Releases Statement On Logan Paul Controversy!

Well, this took a while. Logan Paul received nearly universal condemnation for his video in Japan's Suicide Forest — which contained footage of an apparent suicide victim. We say "nearly" because YouTube itself was remarkably silent on the matter. Related: Logan Already Announced He Was Taking A Break From Vlogging Now, over a week later, the video platform has [...] Well, this took a while. Logan Paul received nearly universal condemnation for his video in Japan's Suicide Forest -- which contained footage of an apparent suicide victim. We say "nearly" because YouTube itself was remarkably silent on the matter. Related: Logan Already Announced He Was Taking A Break From Vlogging Now, over a week later, the video platform has finally released an open letter addressing the controversy in some detail. See their full statement (below): An open letter to our community: Many of you have been frustrated with our lack of communication recently. You’re right to be. You deserve to know what's going on. — YouTube (@YouTube) January 9, 2018 Like many others, we were upset by the video that was shared last week. — YouTube (@YouTube) January 9, 2018 Suicide is not a joke, nor should it ever be a driving force for views. As Anna Akana put it perfectly: "That body was a person someone loved. You do not walk into a suicide forest with a camera and claim mental health awareness." — YouTube (@YouTube) January 9, 2018 We expect more of the creators who build their community on @YouTube, as we’re sure you do too. The channel violated our community guidelines, we acted accordingly, and we are looking at further consequences. — YouTube (@YouTube) January 9, 2018 It’s taken us a long time to respond, but we’ve been listening to everything you’ve been saying. We know that the actions of one creator can affect the entire community, so we’ll have more to share soon on steps we’re taking to ensure a video like this is never circulated again. — YouTube (@YouTube) January 9, 2018 At least they acknowledged their tardiness. What do YOU think of YouTube's response? Patient... or too little, too late?? [Image via YouTube.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 9th, 2018

Twitch to Launch Game-Streamer Competition Show With $60,000 Grand Prize

Twitch will tap up to 14 video-game broadcasters to vie for a $60,000 jackpot in new competition show “Stream On.” The Amazon-owned streaming platform will premiere “Stream On” in March 2018 at twitch.tv/twitch, its hub for original programming. Slated to run for 11 weeks, the show is designed to raise the profile of up-and-coming Twitch […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyDec 19th, 2017

Why Google Wants to Hitch Twitch and YouTube

Google is poised to get its mitts on Twitch. But the billion-dollar acquisition isn’t just about live-streaming videogame play, as robust as Twitch’s large and fast-growing audience is. In the long run, the deal would pave the way for YouTub.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 9th, 2017

YouTube Adds Low-Latency Streaming to YouTube Live to Better Compete With Twitch

YouTube introduced some tweaks to its live streaming service Monday morning that are designed to make it easier to use the service for esports live streams — which happens to be the bread and butter of Amazon-owned Twitch. Most importantly, YouTube introduced a new “ultra-low-latency” streaming mode that should take care of those long delays... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 5th, 2017

Vin Diesel Is Forbes" Top Grossing Actor Of 2017! See The Full List!

It's been a bang up year for Vin Diesel! Forbes just named the action star the top grossing actor of 2017, listing his salary as $1.6 billion. Diesel's high-octane earnings were largely due to being the face of the Fast and the Furious franchise — the latest entry of which, Fate of the Furious, topped $1.2 billion [...] It's been a bang up year for Vin Diesel! Forbes just named the action star the top grossing actor of 2017, listing his salary as $1.6 billion. Diesel's high-octane earnings were largely due to being the face of the Fast and the Furious franchise -- the latest entry of which, Fate of the Furious, topped $1.2 billion at the international box office. Related: Jason Kennedy's Wife SLAMS Catt Sadler Over E! Pay Drama! The film also towed Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to the no. 2 spot on the list, with a salary of $1.5 billion. Now we know why the franchise leads weren't in any hurry to crank out the next Fast film like their broke costar Tyrese Gibson! Last year's top earner Scarlett Johansson didn't place at all, but quite a few kick ass ladies -- including Gal Gadot and Emma Watson -- earned just a few mil shy of 2017's top earners. See the full list, which is calculated by adding up 2017 global ticket sales of major films as of Dec. 26, 2017 (animated movies not included), below: 1. Vin Diesel ($1.6 billion) 2. Dwayne Johnson ($1.5 billion) 3. Gal Gadot ($1.4 billion) 4. Emma Watson ($1.3 billion) 5. Johnny Depp ($1.1 billion) 6. Daisy Ridley ($1.08 billion) 7. Tom Holland ($888 million) 8. Chris Pratt ($864 million) 9. Chris Hemsworth ($845 million) 10. John Boyega ($815 million) [Image via JLN Photography/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonDec 29th, 2017

Twitch Shuts Down Justin.tv Live-Streaming Video Site

Twitch, the videogame-streaming service that Google is in the process of acquiring for $1 billion, has pulled the plug on Justin.tv. Justin.tv, a website designed for users to “lifecast” themselves with online video, was launched in 2007. After vide.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 7th, 2017

Google to Acquire Live Streaming Service Twitch for $1 Billion (Report)

San Francisco-based Twitch is a live streaming platform that allows people to broadcast their video gaming to online audiences. read more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterMar 26th, 2017

Four Disney-Managed YouTube Stars Launch Twitch Channels

Twitch will get exclusive content from four of Disney’s biggest YouTube content-creator partners — Markiplier, Jacksepticeye, LuzuGames and Strawburry17 — under a multiyear pact with Disney Digital Network. The creators are part of the Disney Digital Network, as part of Disney’s absorption of multichannel network Maker Studios. Each will manage their own channels on Twitch, […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJan 18th, 2018

Why Amazon Acquired Twitch (Video)

Monday’s news that Amazon had purchased videogame streaming service Twitch came out of nowhere, leaving question as to what the online retailer wanted out of the acquisition. Andrew Wallenstein, editor-in-chief, digital, at Variety, explains in the .....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJan 30th, 2017

Amazon to Acquire Live-Streaming Service Twitch for Nearly $1 Billion

The deal comes after months of speculation that Google would acquire the San Francisco startupread more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterFeb 2nd, 2017

PS4 Software Sales, Stronger Movie and TV Earnings Boost Sony’s Second Quarter Earnings

TOKYO — Sony today announced increases in revenues and net profit in the second quarter of the current fiscal year. Net profit increased $1.11 billion (¥126.0 billion) year-on-year to $1.19 billion (¥130.9 billion), while operating profit gained $1.4 billion (¥158.5 billion) year-on-year to $1.81 billion (¥204.2 billion). Revenues rose by 22.1% compared to the same […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 31st, 2017

MoviePass Now Aims to Acquire Films With Distributors - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterMoviePass Now Aims to Acquire Films With DistributorsHollywood ReporterThe controversial subscription service unveiled its new business, MoviePass Ventures, at the Sundance Film Festival. MoviePass, which sells up to a month's worth of movie tickets for the price of one, said Thursday it will put more "skin in the game ...MoviePass launches a new division to acquire and distribute moviesThe VergeMoviePass Announces MoviePass Ventures to Acquire, Distribute FilmsBleeding Cool NewsMoviePass Will Start Co-Acquiring Films For Theatrical Distribution/FILMBenzinga -Wall Street Journal (blog)all 12 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 19th, 2018

Disney's new ESPN streaming service will cost $5 a month; will fans bite? - USA TODAY

USA TODAYDisney's new ESPN streaming service will cost $5 a month; will fans bite?USA TODAYNEW YORK (AP) — Will Disney's upcoming streaming services be the mouse that roared ... or squeaked? Disney (DIS) already owns enviable entertainment properties including Pixar, Marvel and "Star Wars." Now, it's looking to add Fox's TV and movie ...Iger Says Disney's OTT Service “Will Spend Less On Volume” Than Netflix Due To Strong BrandsDeadlineESPN's streaming service will cost $4.99CNNMoneyDisney sets price for new ESPN Plus streaming service at $4.99 per monthThe VergeFilm School Rejects -CNET -Cinema Blend -Reutersall 305 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsFeb 7th, 2018

"Star Wars," "High School Musical," & "Monsters, Inc." to Get TV Series on Disney Streaming Service

Disney’s upcoming streaming service has announced three exciting new series! A live-action Star Wars series is in the works and it is set to launch in 2019. New shows based on the Disney Channel film franchise High School Musical and the beloved Pixar film Monsters, Inc. are also in the works, according to THR. Disney [...] Disney’s upcoming streaming service has announced three exciting new series! A live-action Star Wars series is in the works and it is set to launch in 2019. New shows based on the Disney Channel film franchise High School Musical and the beloved Pixar film Monsters, Inc. are also in the works, according to THR. Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed the new shows during a quarterly earnings call with investors on Thursday (November 9) and he also talked about the pricing for the streaming service, which he says will be lower than the price of Netflix. The company is also considering licensing content from other studios for the streaming service! The Star Wars news comes right after plans for a new film trilogy were announced......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 9th, 2017

New on Netflix in October 2017 - Full List Revealed!

Netflix has just released the list of titles that will be added to the streaming service on October 1! There are some fan favorite titles being added to the streaming service throughout the month, including both Sandra Bullock Miss Congeniality films, the second season of Stranger Things, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Donnie Darko, The [...] Netflix has just released the list of titles that will be added to the streaming service on October 1! There are some fan favorite titles being added to the streaming service throughout the month, including both Sandra Bullock Miss Congeniality films, the second season of Stranger Things, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Donnie Darko, The Hateful Eight, and many more. In addition, with Halloween at the end of the month, it appears as if the streaming service is adding some spooky titles to get you excited for the holiday. Click inside to see the full list of titles coming to Netflix in October… OCTOBER 1 88 Minutes A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song Before Midnight Blood Diamond Boogie Nights Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Cleverman: Season 2 Death Sentence Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Eagle vs. Shark Eyes Wide Shut Generation Iron 2 Ghost Patrol I Love You, Man Ice Guardians Lockup: Disturbing the Peace: Collection 1 Made of Honor Miss Congeniality Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Must Love Dogs Never Let Me Go No Reservations Penelope PJ Masks: Season 1 Set Up The Reaping Tokyo Idols Tommy Boy Vanished Veronica OCTOBER 2 Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown Sleeping with Other People OCTOBER 3 13 Demons Rodney Carrington: Here Comes The Truth Cult of Chucky The Survivalist OCTOBER 4 Raw OCTOBER 5 Bonus Family (Bonusfamiljen): Season 1 Schitt’s Creek: Season 3 The Fosters: Season 5 OCTOBER 6 ID-0: Season 1 Skylanders Academy: Season 2 Suburra: Season 1 The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson Word Party: Season 3 OCTOBER 7 Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life Middle Man OCTOBER 10 Christina P: Mother Inferior The Skyjacker’s Tale OCTOBER 11 Donnie Darko OCTOBER 12 Fe de etarras OCTOBER 13 El Especial de Alex Fernández, el Especial Kingdom of Us Mindhunter: Season 1 Super Monsters: Season 1 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby The Babysitter The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 4 OCTOBER 15 Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses LEGO: City: Season 1 Money OtherLife She Makes Comics West Coast Customs: Season 6 OCTOBER 17 Patton Oswalt: Annihilation Slasher: Guilty Party OCTOBER 19 Wedding Unplanned OCTOBER 20 1922 Haters Back Off: Season 2 One of Us Smurfs: The Lost Village The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story Wheelman OCTOBER 23 Meet the Robinsons While We’re Young OCTOBER 24 Wanted: Season 1 Wanted: Season 2 The Mist: Season 1 OCTOBER 25 The Hateful Eight The Final Master La Querida del Centauro: Season 2 OCTOBER 26 Strange Weather OCTOBER 27 Stranger Things 2 Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold OCTOBER 28 Pup Star: Better 2Gether OCTOBER 30 Judah Friedlander: America Is The Greatest Country In The United States OCTOBER 31 Zumbo’s Just Desserts: Season 1.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 20th, 2017

Disney's streaming service just got a lot bigger - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesDisney's streaming service just got a lot biggerLos Angeles TimesDisney is adding more firepower to its upcoming streaming service . Its “Star Wars” and Marvel comic-book movies will be included in the service, making it the only way to stream those movies on demand in the U.S. as part of a monthly subscription. (So ...Marvel And 'Star Wars' Films To Move From Netflix To New Disney Streaming ServiceDeadlineNetflix Won't Get Future 'Star Wars,' Marvel Films — And Streamer's Investors ShrugVarietyDisney streaming service to get 'Star Wars' and MarvelABC NewsCinema Blend -Hollywood Reporter -New York Times -Wall Street Journal (subscription)all 107 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 7th, 2017

Logan Paul & All The Other YouTube Stars Who"ve Faced Controversies!

Logan Paul needs to do better. As you've likely heard, the YouTube star has faced an incredible amount of backlash after he uploaded footage of an apparent suicide victim. Not only was Paul laughing while filming the dead body, he edited the vid in a way that made it clear that he was exploiting this tragedy [...] Logan Paul needs to do better. As you've likely heard, the YouTube star has faced an incredible amount of backlash after he uploaded footage of an apparent suicide victim. Not only was Paul laughing while filming the dead body, he edited the vid in a way that made it clear that he was exploiting this tragedy for views. To make matters worse, Logan has since dropped an apology, which is just as tone deaf as you'd expect. SMH. Unfortunately, this is NOT the first time a YouTube star has been hit with a MAJOR controversy. Be sure to discover the others (below)... CLICK HERE to view "Controversial YouTube Stars!" CLICK HERE to view "Controversial YouTube Stars!" CLICK HERE to view "Controversial YouTube Stars!" CLICK HERE to view "Controversial YouTube Stars!" CLICK HERE to view "Controversial YouTube Stars!" [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 2nd, 2018

Nicole Richie Gets a Dance Lesson From tWitch on "Ellen" - Watch Now!

Nicole Richie is busting a move! The 36-year-old Great News star made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday (January 19). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Nicole Richie During her appearance, Nicole told Ellen about her son Sparrow‘s bearded dragon, Speedy, and how invested she’s become in taking care of the [...] Nicole Richie is busting a move! The 36-year-old Great News star made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday (January 19). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Nicole Richie During her appearance, Nicole told Ellen about her son Sparrow‘s bearded dragon, Speedy, and how invested she’s become in taking care of the reptile. Nicole also embarrasses her kids with her dances moves! Ellen set her up with tWitch to learn how to break it down. Watch below! Nicole Richie Gets a Dance Lesson from tWitch.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 19th, 2018