Tubefilter: China Has Blocked Twitch Following Mass App Downloads During Asian Games. “Twitch has confirmed that it is now blocked in China, with its browser site firewalled and its mobile app removed from the local App Store. This follows the platform’s skyrocketing popularity last month, when people downloaded the app to watch the Chinese team compete in esports at the 2018 Asian Games.”
Productivity Bytes: How to Stream on Twitch, for Newbies. “Chances are that by now, even if you don’t yet know how to stream on Twitch, you’ve heard a lot about it. The popular platform for livestreaming video games and other kinds of media gets 100 million unique visitors every month — around the same amount that YouTube and Netflix get. If you’re wondering what all the buzz is about, and you’re looking to get in on the action, now is a great time to get started. This guide will tell you the basic of how to stream on Twitch so you can get streaming today.” This is a short, basic, if-you-have-no-idea-where-to-start-look-here kind of article.
CNET: Twitch’s epic Pokemon marathon to stream 19 seasons, 16 movies. “Pokemon fans better get ready to tune into Twitch from Monday, when a marathon of the long-running show and its movies begins.”
Ubergizmo: Glitch Accidentally Exposes Twitch Private Messages. “Back in May earlier this year, Twitch decided to ultimately kill off one of their features in the form of Messages. However the company also gave its users the option of downloading an archive of all their private messages should they decide to keep it for whatever reasons. Unfortunately a glitch with the system seems to have exposed the private messages of some users.”
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. “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 . “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.”