Category Archives: Game Stream

Report: Amazon to double down on gaming with a new streaming service

When Amazon acquired Twitch in 2014, many wondered if that would lead to it launching a bigger gaming service. That possibility was bolstered when Amazon acquired U.K. cloud gaming backend specialist GameSparks (in 2017 as we first reported, although only confirmed by Amazon in 2018). GameSparks’ technology has already been deployed in Amazon’s AWS service — which has a dedicated business targeting games publishers, providing everything they need, from gaming technologies to server space, analytics, backend services and more. – Ingrid Lunden, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2D4pxTz
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Amazon Touts ‘Thursday Night Football’ Total Viewers Up 22% to 14.7 Million in First Seven Weeks

The seven “Thursday Night Football” games streamed so far for the 2018 season on Amazon Prime Video and Twitch (weeks 4-10) drew a combined 14.7 million total viewers in over 200 countries and territories, including all 50 U.S. states, according to Amazon. That’s up 22% versus the same time last year. – Todd Spangler, Variety https://ift.tt/2qRrcVC

Discovery and PGA Tour Tee Up ‘GOLFTV’ Streaming Brand for 2019 Launch

Discovery’s $2 billion swing at the international golf market is taking shape, with its upcoming streaming service to be branded “GOLFTV.” The OTT service will tee off around the world at the beginning of 2019 and have live PGA Tour coverage in a raft of territories at launch. More territories will get the live coverage in the next four years as existing rights deals play out. – Stewart Clarke, Variety https://ift.tt/2q4lK1h

Microsoft Unveils Game Streaming Technology Project xCloud

Microsoft is testing the tech out today, it said in a blog post. Project xCloud runs on devices paired with an Xbox Wireless Controller via Bluetooth and it’s playable using touch input. It’s complementary to Microsoft’s ongoing work with console hardware, which means developers can use it to deploy and dramatically scale access to their games on xCloud with no additional work. Scaling and building out the technology is “a multi-year journey,” Microsoft said. – Stefanie Fogel, Variety https://ift.tt/2ynJwcj

How Does “Twitch,” Amazon’s Video Game Streaming Platform, Make Money?

Common among video and streaming websites, Twitch integrates advertisements into its streams and on the sidebars of its website, which range in price from $2-10 cost per impression (basically cost per view). While Twitch has not disclosed the portion of its revenue generated from advertising, Newzoo predicts the video game streaming market will grow by 38 percent to $906 million this year and $1.65 billion by 2021, with sponsorships, advertising, and media rights generating most of that revenue. – Lucas Fortney, Investopedia https://ift.tt/2NqEIZd
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