Amazon Tightens Grip on a New Medium: Live Streams of Video Games (New York Times)

New York Times: Amazon Tightens Grip on a New Medium: Live Streams of Video Games. “Late on a recent night, more than 600,000 people watched one of the most popular video game players, Tyler Blevins, engage in Fortnite Battle Royale with a celebrity guest: Drake. Mr. Blevins streams his near-daily video game sessions live on Twitch, a website acquired by Amazon in 2014 for $1.1 billion. He makes more than $500,000 a month on the platform, thanks to his 250,000 paid subscribers, and some of his sessions can last 12 hours. Mr. Blevins, who plays under the name Ninja, is popular not only because of his gaming skill, which is considerable, but because of his draw as a host.”

Tennessean: Bonnaroo 2018 live stream: How to watch Muse, Moon Taxi and more

Tennessean: Bonnaroo 2018 live stream: How to watch Muse, Moon Taxi and more. “If you’re not planning to make the the trek to Manchester, Tennessee this week for the 2018 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, you’ll once again be able to watch several performances — and at least one headliner — from home.”

Tubefilter: Twitch To Promote LGBTQ+ Streamers, Launch Rainbow Emotes In Honor Of Pride Month

Tubefilter: Twitch To Promote LGBTQ+ Streamers, Launch Rainbow Emotes In Honor Of Pride Month. “The company will: promote a different LGBTQ+ creator on its homepage every day during the month June (a full rundown is available on Twitch’s blog); vend rainbow flag T-shirts — of which 100% of profits will benefit the Human Rights Campaign (HRC); march in the San Francisco Pride Parade; and unveil new Pride-themed emotes and cheermotes that will be available permanently after Pride month concludes. In addition to the T-shirt sale, Twitch is also inviting creators to launch their own fundraising campaigns for HRC via Tiltify.”

CNET: Twitch to stream 500 classic Doctor Who episodes

CNET: Twitch to stream 500 classic Doctor Who episodes. “Twitch has announced that it will stream 500 Doctor Who episodes for seven weeks starting May 29. The stream will kick off with the very first episode, 1963’s An Unearthly Child, and run through each of the first seven Doctors, as well as the first appearances of the Daleks and the Cybermen, until the end of the show’s “classic” era in 1989.”

TechCrunch: EU parliament pushes for Zuckerberg hearing to be live-streamed

TechCrunch: EU parliament pushes for Zuckerberg hearing to be live-streamed. “There’s confusion about whether a meeting between Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and the European Union’s parliament — which is due to take place next Tuesday — will go ahead as planned or not. The meeting was confirmed by the EU parliament’s president this week, and is the latest stop on Zuckerberg’s contrition tour, following the Cambridge Analytics data misuse story that blew up into a major public scandal in mid March.”