Category Archives: Game Stream

Twitch acquired video indexing platform ClipMine to power new discovery features

Traditionally, online video content is indexed much like the web – using metadata like titles, tags, descriptions, and captions. But Twitch’s streams are live, and don’t have as much metadata to index. That’s where a technology like ClipMine can help. Streamers don’t have to do anything differently than usual to have their videos indexed, instead, ClipMine will analyze and categorize the content in real-time. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch http://ift.tt/2uPVwnL
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Turner Acquires U.S. Rights To UEFA Soccer Games, Plans To Launch OTT Sports Platform

Turner Broadcasting has signed a three-year, multi-platform deal for U.S. rights to UEFA European soccer games beginning with the 2018-2019 season. Timed to the deal, Turner also plans to launch a new stand-alone premium sports streaming video service with a collection of UEFA matches serving as a core pillar. The OTT sports platform will debut in 2018. – Diana Lodderhose, Deadline Hollywood http://dlvr.it/PfjrTj

Twitch starts its retro ‘Starcade’ marathon on August 28th

[Twitch will] stream the arcade-themed game show on Shout! Factory’s channel starting August 28th at 2PM ET. The focus is on playing all 123 episodes digitized from the source tapes, but there’s a modern twist: Geek & Sundry host and streaming veteran Erika Ishii will introduce games and provide context. You shouldn’t be lost if you’re too young to have played the games outside of an emulator. – Jon Fingas, Engadget http://engt.co/2v4eBhp

ESPN’s Apple TV app now lets you watch four games at once

The ESPN app itself offers a variety of different configurations for viewing the multiple streams. You can view all four in a grid pattern, where each square is the same size. Or you can click to make one window go fullscreen, while others jet off to the side. There’s also a 2-up mode, 3-up mode, and picture-in-picture mode. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch http://ift.tt/2w321n9

Twitch is down for streaming and viewing

The outage is not affecting everyone, but many (including me) cannot get the Twitch front page or any individual channel to load. I also attempted to start a stream, but my broadcast software gave me an “internal server error” message. Twitch has acknowledged the issues in a post on social media. The company first noted that viewer lists were not loading earlier in the day. – Jeff Grubb, VentureBeat http://ift.tt/2t5qzXN

The Nintendo Switch gets its first streaming service this week

While niconico(ニコニコ動画) probably isn’t the app that most non-Japanese users want to see on the Nintendo Switch, its launch signals a very important development for the device. NicoNico will become the first third-party application available on Nintendo’s latest console, and, at the very least, demonstrates that the console doesn’t have any undiscovered issues with streaming in general. – Steven Petite, Digital Trends http://ift.tt/2tfSzav
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