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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

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

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

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

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

"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

In break with Netflix, Disney's streaming service aims to dominate children's programming - Washington Post

Washington PostIn break with Netflix, Disney's streaming service aims to dominate children's programmingWashington PostAs adult television viewers increasingly opt out of traditional cable, streaming services are trying to entice their kids. Family-friendly programming is being dubbed a “front line in the streaming battle” and an “arms race over kids' TV.” Disney ...Disney Will End Netflix Deal And Offer Its Own Streaming ServicesNPRDisney to offer two streaming services and end its movie distribution agreement with NetflixLos Angeles TimesDisney to End Netflix Deal, Sets Launch of ESPN and Disney-Branded Streaming ServicesVarietyThe Denver Post -/FILM -Bloomberg -Hollywood Reporterall 572 news articles ».....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzAug 9th, 2017

Apple Seals $3 Billion Deal to Acquire Beats Music and Electronics

Apple has sealed a $3 billion deal to acquire the Beats Music streaming service and Beats Electronics audio gear business founded by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. The deal marks the largest acquisition in Apple’s history. As part of the deal, Iovine an.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 27th, 2017

Twitch Taps Maker Studios’ Kendra Johnson as GM of Content Development, Emerging Markets

Twitch, the live-video streamer specializing in video games owned by Amazon, has hired Kendra Johnson as general manager of global content development and emerging markets. Johnson most recently was at Disney’s Maker Studios, serving as head of distribution and strategic partnerships. She reports to John Howell, Twitch’s VP of global partnerships. In the role, Johnson will be […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 27th, 2017

Jessica Biel Does "Dirty Dancing" Lift on "Ellen" & It"s Amazing - Watch Now!

Jessica Biel may have made the best entrance on The Ellen Show ever! During her appearance, the 35-year-old actress entered from the audience and met Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Ellen‘s DJ and a professional dancer, at the bottom of the steps. They then did the famous Dirty Dancing dance to “The Time of My Life,” where [...] Jessica Biel may have made the best entrance on The Ellen Show ever! During her appearance, the 35-year-old actress entered from the audience and met Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Ellen‘s DJ and a professional dancer, at the bottom of the steps. They then did the famous Dirty Dancing dance to “The Time of My Life,” where tWitch lifted her in the air – just like Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze. Jessica also talked about her TV show The Sinner and her hubby Justin Timberlake on the show. Click inside to see more videos from Jessica’s appearance….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 14th, 2017

Google Buys Gamer Video Site Twitch.TV For $1 Billion: Report

The Google deal for Twitch.TV, rumbled around in Silicon Valley for months, now finally is cinched at around $1 billion — but not officially announced, according to the tech investor site VentureBeat. If true, the deal would bring into the Google fo.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineMar 25th, 2017

YouTube TV App Launching for Android TV and Xbox One, Smart TVs and Apple TV Up Next

YouTube is bringing its TV service to smart TVs, game consoles and streaming boxes: The Google-owned video service launched an app for its YouTube TV internet TV subscription service on the Nvidia Shield streaming device and TVs with Android TV built-in as well as the Xbox One and Xbox One S Monday. The company is […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 30th, 2017

Happy Little Nostalgia Alert: Every Episode of The Joy of Painting With Bob Ross Is Streaming on Twitch!

Happy throwback Thursday! Twitch, a social video site for gamers, will be streaming every single episode of The Joy of Painting, featuring lovable, bearded palette-wielder Bob Ross,........»»

Category: peopleSource: eonlineNov 1st, 2015

New on Netflix in September 2017 - Full List Revealed!

Netflix has announced the full slate of movies and television shows coming to the streaming service beginning September 1! So many fan favorite movies are coming to Netflix – and Disney fans can rejoice! Hercules, Mulan, Pocahontas, and the live action Beauty & the Beast were all announced as part of the massive addition of [...] Netflix has announced the full slate of movies and television shows coming to the streaming service beginning September 1! So many fan favorite movies are coming to Netflix – and Disney fans can rejoice! Hercules, Mulan, Pocahontas, and the live action Beauty & the Beast were all announced as part of the massive addition of movies. If you didn’t hear the news, Disney actually announced a new streaming service that will take their movies off of Netflix eventually. So get binging while you can! Click inside to see the full list of movies & TV shows leaving the streaming service… New on Netflix in September SEPTEMBER 1 Amores Perros City of God Dead Poets Society Deep Blue Sea Disney’s Hercules Disney’s Mulan FINAL FANTASY XIV Dad of Light: Season 1 (Netflix Original) Fracture Gangs of New York Gone Baby Gone High Risk Hoodwinked Hotel for Dogs Jaws Jaws 2 Jaws 3 Jaws: The Revenge LEGO Elves: Secrets of Elvendale: Season 1 (Netflix Original) Little Evil — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM Maniac: Season 1 Outside Man: Volume 2 Pulp Fiction Requiem for a Dream Shaq & Cedric the Entertainer Present: All Star Comedy Jam Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from Atlanta Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from Dallas Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from Las Vegas Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from Orlando Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from South Beach She’s Gotta Have It The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography The Last Shaman The Lost Brother The Rugrats Movie The Secret Garden The Squid and the Whale West Coast Customs: Season 5 Who the F**K is that Guy SEPTEMBER 2 Vincent N Roxxy SEPTEMBER 4 Graduation SEPTEMBER 5 Carrie Pilby Facing Darkness Like Crazy Marc Maron: Too Real (Netflix Original) Newsies: The Broadway Musical SEPTEMBER 6 A Good American Hard Tide SEPTEMBER 7 The Blacklist: Season 4 SEPTEMBER 8 #realityhigh (Netflix Original) Apaches: Season 1 BoJack Horseman: Season 4 (Netflix Original) Fabrizio Copano: Solo Pienso En Mi (Netflix Original) Fire Chasers: Season 1 Greenhouse Academy: Season 1 (Netflix Original) Joaquín Reyes: Una y no más (Netflix Original) Spirit: Riding Free: Season 2 (Netflix Original) The Confession Tapes: Season 1 (Netflix Original) The Walking Dead: Season 7 SEPTEMBER 9 Portlandia: Season 7 SEPTEMBER 11 The Forgotten SEPTEMBER 12 Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster (Netflix Original) SEPTEMBER 13 Offspring: Season 7 Ghost of the Mountains SEPTEMBER 14 Disney’s Pocahontas SEPTEMBER 15 American Vandal: Season 1 (Netflix Original) First They Killed My Father (Netflix Original) Foo Fighters: Back and Forth George Harrison: Living in the Material World Larceny Project Mc²: Part 5 (Netflix Original) Rumble Strong Island (Netflix Original) VeggieTales in the City: Season 2 (Netflix Original) SEPTEMBER 18 Call the Midwife: Series 6 The Journey Is the Destination SEPTEMBER 19 Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jerry Before Seinfeld (Netflix Original) Love, Sweat and Tears SEPTEMBER 20 Carol SEPTEMBER 21 Gotham: Season 3 SEPTEMBER 22 Fuller House: New Episodes (Netflix Original) Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father: Season 1 (Netflix Original) The Samaritan SEPTEMBER 23 Alien Arrival SEPTEMBER 25 Dark Matter: Season 3 SEPTEMBER 26 Bachelorette Night School Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan Terrace House: Aloha State: Part 4 (Netflix Original) SEPTEMBER 27 Absolutely Anything SEPTEMBER 29 Big Mouth: Season 1 (Netflix Original) Club de Cuervos: Season 3 (Netflix Original) Gerald’s Game (Netflix Original) Real Rob: Season 2 (Netflix Original) Paul Hollywood’s Big Continental Road Trip: Season 1 (Netflix Original) Our Souls at Night (Netflix Original) The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Season 1 (Netflix Original) SEPTEMBER 30 Murder Maps: Season 3.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 23rd, 2017