Tubefilter: Twitch Is Approaching Top YouTube Stars With Exclusive Livestreaming Deals Potentially Worth Millions (Report)

Tubefilter: Twitch Is Approaching Top YouTube Stars With Exclusive Livestreaming Deals Potentially Worth Millions (Report). “Amazon has begun to aggressively pursue YouTube stars and popular media companies for exclusive livestreaming deals that are reportedly valued at as much as several million dollars per year. Bloomberg reports that Twitch — which currently garners 15 million daily viewers — is seeking to add new talent in order to broaden the site’s horizons beyond its core gaming contingency.”

CNET: Twitch catches Korean wave, will stream 26 dramas this month

CNET: Twitch catches Korean wave, will stream 26 dramas this month. “If you’re a Korean TV drama addict, there’s a new way you can get your fix. Twitch has announced a partnership with Warner Bros’ DramaFever that will allow it to stream 254 episodes from 26 Korean dramas (Kdramas) four days a week throughout August.”

TechCrunch: Twitch launches a ‘how-to’ site for streamers, Twitch Creator Camp

TechCrunch: Twitch launches a ‘how-to’ site for streamers, Twitch Creator Camp . “Twitch wants more people to stream, so it’s going to begin teaching them how. The video game streaming site today announced the launch of Twitch Creator Camp, a new educational resource that helps newcomers learn the basics of streaming, as well as how to build up a channel, connect with fans, and earn rewards.”

The Verge: Driver for Uber and Lyft live-streamed hundreds of riders on Twitch without their consent

The Verge: Driver for Uber and Lyft live-streamed hundreds of riders on Twitch without their consent. Eww. “An Uber and Lyft driver in St. Louis, Missouri has given around 700 rides since March 2018, and nearly all of them have been live-streamed on Twitch, without passenger consent. In a lengthy report, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch detailed the actions of Jason Gargac, a 32-year ride-hailing driver who took advantage of Missouri’s one-party consent laws to build up a Twitch following by live-streaming passengers — including children. At times, Gargac has inadvertently revealed the full names of his riders and what their homes and neighborhoods looked like on his channel, under the online handle ‘JustSmurf.'”

News n00bs: The quest for new audiences has taken The Washington Post to the streaming platform Twitch (NiemanLab)

NiemanLab: News n00bs: The quest for new audiences has taken The Washington Post to the streaming platform Twitch. “Twitch: It’s not just for Fortnite battle royales anymore. The Washington Post tried out broadcasting on the streaming platform best known for gaming yesterday with content related to politics — which is its own battle royale, really.”

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.”