TechCrunch: Twitch launches always-on chat rooms for channels

TechCrunch: Twitch launches always-on chat rooms for channels. “Game streaming site Twitch today is debuting an always-on chat room feature it’s simply calling ‘Rooms.’ The addition was first announced at its developer event TwitchCon back in October, and was expected to launch before year-end. That timing shifted a bit, but the feature is going live today across both web and mobile for Twitch users worldwide.”

TechCrunch: Vimeo launches tools for simultaneous uploading or livestreaming to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and others

TechCrunch: Vimeo launches tools for simultaneous uploading or livestreaming to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and others. “Video platform Vimeo is today rolling out new features designed to simplify video distribution across social networks, including one tool that allows live video to be streamed to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and Periscope at the same time. Another allows creators to upload to both Facebook and YouTube simultaneously with one click.”

BBC News: Twitch to ban users for ‘hate’ on other platforms

BBC News: Twitch to ban users for ‘hate’ on other platforms. “Twitch has updated its guidelines so that abuse taking place on other platforms can contribute to a suspension on the streaming site. Directing ‘hate or harassment’ towards someone on Twitch using other services will be considered a policy violation.”

How-To Geek: The Best Ways to Stream Your Games on Twitch, YouTube, and Elsewhere

How-To Geek: The Best Ways to Stream Your Games on Twitch, YouTube, and Elsewhere. “There’s never been an easier time to get started with streaming your PC gameplay online. Whether you want to share your gameplay with some friends or start streaming on Twitch, streaming tools are now built into everything. Here’s how to find the best tool for the job.”

Engadget: Facebook takes on Twitch and YouTube in game streaming push

Engadget: Facebook takes on Twitch and YouTube in game streaming push. “Last year Facebook launched a Creator app for video hosts to create more video content for the social network. Now it’s doubling down on the concept, this time for those who make gaming videos. It’s a pretty clear bid to compete with YouTube, Twitch and Mixer for the attention of gaming fans who love watching other people play video games.”

YouTube changed its ad rules to appease advertisers. YouTubers say they’re the ones paying for it (Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles Times: YouTube changed its ad rules to appease advertisers. YouTubers say they’re the ones paying for it. “Over the last 11 years, Chris Thompson has built a career on YouTube. His personal videos about relationships, sex and LGBTQ issues won him more than 385,000 subscribers. But recent shifts by YouTube led Thompson to cast aside the platform that provided his primary source of income. This year, he’s trying to bring his audience with him to the Amazon-owned livestreaming service Twitch.”

TechCrunch: Twitch partners with Disney Digital Network on content, adds software for broadcasting pre-recorded videos

TechCrunch: Twitch partners with Disney Digital Network on content, adds software for broadcasting pre-recorded videos. “On the heels of Twitch’s exec shakeup yesterday which saw the Amazon-owned streaming site adding a new COO, the company today announced a multi-year partnership with Disney Digital Network to bring several top creators to its site. The company also debuted new software for all creators that will allow them to broadcast pre-recorded content to their channels.”