Dot Esports: Guide: How to find live esports and gaming content on Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube. “A wide variety of competitors have risen up to challenge Twitch’s spot as the home of competitive gaming online. While other sites have attempted in the past, there are now two sites with large enough audiences to be considered serious challenges to the Amazon-owned Twitch. These names are, more specifically, YouTube and Facebook. But in contrast to Twitch, which has had more than five years to develop its platform and usability, YouTube and Facebook are effectively just starting out in the live streaming industry. To help you easily navigate these platforms, we’ve put together this guide for an easy streaming experience wherever you’re watching.”
CNET: Happy 90th, Mister Rogers! Twitch to stream all 856 episodes. “Need a trip back to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe? Don’t we all? Starting Tuesday, you can watch all 856 episodes of classic children’s show ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ on free live-streaming site Twitch.” It started yesterday.
TechCrunch: Twitch’s first live game show ‘Stream On’ debuts March 8. “Twitch’s new reality show featuring up-and-coming streamers will premiere on March 8, the company announced this morning, along with the list of the 14 personalities selected to participate. The video stars will be competing over an 11-week period for the chance to win $60,000, paid out as $5,000-per-month installments, meant to help fund their streaming careers.”
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. “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. “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. “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.”