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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 Locks Up NBA 2K League Exclusive Live-Streaming Esports Rights

A lineup of nearly 200 games in the NBA’s fledgling hoops esports league this year is coming to Twitch. The NBA 2K League announced a multiyear pact with Twitch that includes live broadcast rights to all games. Under the terms of the pact, Amazon-owned Twitch has exclusive live rights to the NBA 2K League’s inaugural […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyApr 18th, 2018

Twitch Lays Off Two Dozen Employees, But Plans to Boost Headcount 30% in 2018

Twitch, the Amazon-owned video game broadcasting service, has laid off around 25 employees to make “adjustments” in its content and marketing teams. A Twitch rep confirmed the company made cutbacks but declined to specify how many employees were laid off. The layoffs, which occurred Thursday, were first reported by Polygon. However, Twitch has “an aggressive […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 30th, 2018

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

"Incredibles 2" Becomes Third Disney Movie to Make $1 Billion in 2018!

Incredibles 2 achieved something, well, incredible! The Disney movie just passed the $1 billion mark at the global box office according to Entertainment Weekly, making it the third Disney film to do so in 2018. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of The film joins Black Panther ($1.3 billion) and Avengers: Infinity War ($2 billion) [...] Incredibles 2 achieved something, well, incredible! The Disney movie just passed the $1 billion mark at the global box office according to Entertainment Weekly, making it the third Disney film to do so in 2018. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of The film joins Black Panther ($1.3 billion) and Avengers: Infinity War ($2 billion) in the Disney billionaire club, and is now just the seventh animated movie in history to cross that number. It’s also the ninth biggest overall release in U.S. history! Besides the Disney titles, the only other movie to pass the $1 billion mark in 2018 is Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which has achieved over $1.2 billion at the box office. Congrats, Disney!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 31st, 2018

Camila Cabello Just Broke a Huge Record on Spotify

Congratulations are in order for Camila Cabello, who just smashed an impressive record on Spotify! The 21-year-old singer just became the first female artist to have a song hit one billion streams on the streaming service. “Havana” has now been listened to over one billion times on Spotify and Camila took to Twitter to celebrate. [...] Congratulations are in order for Camila Cabello, who just smashed an impressive record on Spotify! The 21-year-old singer just became the first female artist to have a song hit one billion streams on the streaming service. “Havana” has now been listened to over one billion times on Spotify and Camila took to Twitter to celebrate. “my mood comin out of the plane right now cuz Havana is the first song by a female artist to reach a billion streams,” Camila captioned a video of a fan dancing at one of her shows. my mood comin out of the plane right now cuz Havana is the first song by a female artist to reach a billion streams pic.twitter.com/EpypHI74mf — camila (@Camila_Cabello) September 2, 2018.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 3rd, 2018

Disney streaming service: Release date, name, shows and movies to expect and more - CNET

CNETDisney streaming service: Release date, name, shows and movies to expect and moreCNETDisney is betting big on its 2019 streaming service. The company is ending its relationship with Netflix at the end of the year, and will instead make its own service the exclusive home for many Disney movies, TV shows and perhaps other streaming content.Disney's New Streaming Service May Finally Have A NameCinema BlendDisney Streaming Gets a Name, Will Be Cheaper Than NetflixMovieWebVideo Streaming Services Are Changing and It's Bad News for AudiencesTechCo (blog)TechRadarall 76 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 28th, 2018

A Guide to Twitch’s E3 2018 Events

Twitch’s coverage of E3 this year starts Saturday, with a full lineup of interviews and first looks at games coming to the expo. The popular streaming service is also encouraging Twitch users to co-stream with their official coverage. Throughout the week, Twitch hosts will be streaming the conferences and commenting on all of the top […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 7th, 2018

Drake Shows Up on Twitch, Breaks Live-Streaming Record

Drake dropped in to a Twitch gamer’s live-streaming channel on Wednesday night — and ended up busting the record for most concurrent viewers for a single creator the game-casting site. The meeting between Drake, who recently released songs “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity,” and Twitch’s Ninja on the Amazon-owned service was a rare mashup of music […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 15th, 2018

Twitch Drops Ad-Free Viewing for Prime Members

One of Twitch’s big perks for Amazon Prime members is going away: Universal ad-free viewing will no longer be part of Twitch Prime for new members, starting Sept. 14. Launched in 2016, Twitch Prime was designed to drive more subscribers to Amazon’s Prime program ($99 per year), whose benefits include free shipping on millions of […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 20th, 2018

How to Watch: Twitch Prime ‘PUBG’ Squad Showdown (Feat. Deadmau5)

If you don’t have plans for Friday the 13th, Twitch Prime is holding a PUBG Showdown event, according to the Twitch blog. The Unboxing Prime Day event is happening in Los Angeles, but fans of “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” can watch the livestream of popular Twitch streamers in the PUBG Squad Showdown starting at 11 a.m. PT […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 13th, 2018

Drake drops in to play Fortnite on Twitch and breaks the record for most-viewed stream - The Verge

The VergeDrake drops in to play Fortnite on Twitch and breaks the record for most-viewed streamThe VergeLast night, Twitch broke its record for most-viewed stream by a single player when pro-gamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins assembled an unlikely supergroup to play the wildly-popular sandbox shooter Fortnite. Ninja was joined by NFL rookie turned gamer JuJu ...Drake Played Fortnite With Travis Scott & Pro-Gamer Ninja & Fans Literally Could Not Stop WatchingHollywood LifeDrake playing Fortnite on Twitch sparks great day for memesCNETWhat I learned staying up all night watching Drake, Ninja and friends play FortniteFanSidedThe FADER -EW.com (blog) -Engadget -GeekWireall 90 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsMar 15th, 2018

Fox News is creating its own streaming service called Fox Nation - The Verge

The VergeFox News is creating its own streaming service called Fox NationThe VergeFox News is planning to launch a paid video streaming service later this year, the company announced today. Actually, Fox News describes it as an “over-the-top opinion platform” called Fox Nation. The popular network is being careful not to advertise ...Fox News will launch an over-the-top TV streaming service for 'superfans'Los Angeles TimesFox News Is Ditching the “News,” Doubling Down on the Crazy, with a Streaming Service for “Super-fans”Vanity FairFox News to launch Fox Nation streaming service later this yearUSA TODAYFox News -TechCrunch -New York Post -HuffPostall 66 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsFeb 20th, 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

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

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

Fox News to launch an over-the-top streaming service, Fox Nation - TechCrunch

TechCrunchFox News to launch an over-the-top streaming service, Fox NationTechCrunchFox News is going over-the-top. The Fox News Channel officially announced today the upcoming launch of an over-the-top streaming service called Fox Nation that will include live exclusive daily programing as well as long-form content available only to ...Fox News announces new streaming service for its biggest fansFox NewsFox News to Launch Streaming-Video Service With Opinion FareWall Street JournalFox News to Launch "Fox Nation" Streaming ServiceHollywood ReporterAdweek -Variety -EW.com (blog) -wtkr.comall 49 news articles ».....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzFeb 20th, 2018

Twitch Hires Its First Head of Diversity And Inclusion

Social live streaming service Twitch just hired its first head of diversity and inclusion, it announced on Thursday. Katrina Jones starts in that new role on Oct. 1. She has 10 years of experience in human resources and inclusion and diversity. Before joining Twitch, she held a similar position at Vimeo, where she created that […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 13th, 2018

Incredibles 2 Is The 3rd Pixar Movie To Make A Billion Dollars — Can You Name The Other 2??

After having the biggest opening EVER for an animated film, it's no surprise Incredibles 2 rocketed past a billion dollars at the box office this week. Surprisingly, it became only the 3rd Pixar movie to hit that coveted ten figure mark. Can you name the other 2? How about the other 6 animated movies? The other 17 [...] After having the biggest opening EVER for an animated film, it's no surprise Incredibles 2 rocketed past a billion dollars at the box office this week. Surprisingly, it became only the 3rd Pixar movie to hit that coveted ten figure mark. Can you name the other 2? How about the other 6 animated movies? The other 17 Disney pictures? How about the other 35 movies PERIOD? See the entire club, including the 4 new members so far this year (below)! CLICK HERE to view "Every Movie That Has Made A BILLION Dollars!" CLICK HERE to view "Every Movie That Has Made A BILLION Dollars!" CLICK HERE to view "Every Movie That Has Made A BILLION Dollars!" CLICK HERE to view "Every Movie That Has Made A BILLION Dollars!" CLICK HERE to view "Every Movie That Has Made A BILLION Dollars!" [Image via Pixar.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 1st, 2018

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