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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Christian YouTube Stars Austin & Britt Null Are Getting DIVORCED! WATCH HERE!

We feel so bad for their children! On Friday, YouTube vlogger Austin Null — of Kansas City-based The Nive Nulls — announced he and wife Britt Null have separated and will get a divorce at his request. Related: YouTube's New 'Restricted Mode' Is Targeting LGBTQ Videos! Back in December 2015, the Christian couple posted a video where Austin [...] We feel so bad for their children! On Friday, YouTube vlogger Austin Null -- of Kansas City-based The Nive Nulls -- announced he and wife Britt Null have separated and will get a divorce at his request. Related: YouTube's New 'Restricted Mode' Is Targeting LGBTQ Videos! Back in December 2015, the Christian couple posted a video where Austin admits to having "an online affair" for five months beginning in May, and it was around the time Britt found out she was pregnant with their third child Maddox. Nude images and videos of Austin have reportedly been circulating around the Internet. Sadly, even after going to therapy for a year, Austin alludes to cheating on his wife yet again, and says he is no longer happy in their relationship. The father wrote: "This was definitely the hardest video I've ever had to make. I know many of you will be upset and you have the right to be. I just ask that you please respect Brittany and support her through this tough time. She'll continue to make videos with the kids and has a bunch of new ideas." Britt will continue to post content on their YouTube channel without her now-ex husband. To hear Austin's candid confession, ch-ch-check out the video (below). [Image via Austin Null/Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 21st, 2017

After Twitch, Is Ustream the Next Billion-Dollar Target?

The $970 million in cash Amazon is paying to purchase Twitch isn’t just good news for the founders of the company that live-streams people playing videogames. Another player that’s quietly operated in the wings, Ustream, could now also benefit and.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 28th, 2014

Amazon Scores Game-Video Site Twitch For $970M

After months of negotiating with Google's YouTube unit for an acquisition, popular online-video site Twitch Interactive instead was bought today by Amazon, for a reported price of $970 million. The site is only three years old, but exploded in size as a g.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineFeb 2nd, 2017

Twitch Strikes Three-Year Multi-Million Dollar Deal With Mobile Esports Developer

Twitch and Super Evil Megacorp, the makers behind mobile esport game “Vainglory,” have inked a three-year partnership. This new partnership, the first of its kind for a mobile esport on the streaming website, includes a multi-million dollar in.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 31st, 2016

WME-IMG Leads Consortium To Acquire UFC For $4 Billion

A consortium led by WME-IMG is finalising a $4 billion deal to acquire UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), the world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) franchise. Other investors in the deal include Michael Dell’s MSD Capital, Kohlberg Krav.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineJul 11th, 2016

Microsoft to Acquire ‘Minecraft’ Maker for $2.5 Billion

Microsoft said it reached an agreement to acquire Mojang AB, the Swedish game developer behind the blockbuster “Minecraft” franchise, in a deal worth $2.5 billion. Microsoft said its investments in cloud and mobile technologies will let “.....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 27th, 2014

YouTube to Block Music Videos from Labels That Don’t Sign On for Subscription Service

YouTube is playing hardball with music companies: The Internet video service this week will begin removing videos from indie labels that have refused to agree to the terms for its music-subscription service, Google confirmed. YouTube plans to launch the m.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMay 27th, 2017

Warner Bros. to Acquire Korean-TV Streaming Service DramaFever

Japan's Softbank previously owned the subscription streaming service for U.S. audiences of Korean dramas.read more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterJan 17th, 2017

"Despacito" Makes History & Is Named Most Streamed Song Ever!

“Despacito” just made history and became the most streamed song of all time! The hit by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, which features Justin Bieber, hit over 4.6 billion plays across leading streaming platforms after its release about six months ago. “This is just crazy! I’m super happy! Thank you so much for loving the [...] “Despacito” just made history and became the most streamed song of all time! The hit by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, which features Justin Bieber, hit over 4.6 billion plays across leading streaming platforms after its release about six months ago. “This is just crazy! I’m super happy! Thank you so much for loving the song,” Luis said in a video on his Twitter. He added, “Thank you to my brother Daddy Yankee. Thank you to Justin Bieber for jumping on this remix. Thank you to everyone involved, everyone supporting it.” The record was previously held by Justin, whose song “Sorry” and its remixes had been streamed 4.38 billion times......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 19th, 2017

YouTube Pacts with SiriusXM for Weekly Music Radio Show with Jenna Marbles

YouTube star Jenna Marbles will host a weekly pop-music show on SiriusXM, under a deal between Google’s YouTube and the satellite radio service. “The YouTube 15″ will run on the SiriusXM Hits 1 channel and will feature the top emerging a.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMay 13th, 2017