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Twitch Streamers Can Now Add Bits to Enabled Extensions

Bits are a form of virtual currency viewers can buy and use to cheer on their favorite content creators. Starting Monday, certain developers can customize Extensions to accept them. Extensions are a Twitch-exclusive feature that let streamers display leaderboards, create polls, and more on their channel pages. Twitch said 80% of the revenue share from Bits used in these Extensions will go to eligible creators, while 20% will go to developers. This is the first time Bits are usable with Extensions, which means this is the first time developers can profit off their work. – Stefanie Fogel, Variety https://ift.tt/2qQOU4S
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Amazon Prime Video wins US Open tennis rights in the UK

The five-year deal with the United States Tennis Association gives the streaming service live rights to the tournament in the UK and Ireland. Prime members will have access to live matches and on demand highlights. – Julian Clover, Broadband TV News https://ift.tt/2F88wpf

Fan-controlled football league to use blockchain; Amazon inks more streaming rights; and more sports tech news

The FCFL will feature eight indoor football teams playing one hour-long games in a production studio on a 50-yard field. Games will air on Twitch, the Amazon-owned streaming platform whose video overlay technology will allow fans to call plays in real-time. The league is also using helmet cameras, embedded chips in balls, drones, and other tech. – Taylor Soper, GeekWire https://ift.tt/2HTmNsT

Streaming sports service fuboTV raises $75 million from AMC and others

Days after Disney-owned ESPN launched its new streaming service, ESPN+ […], fuboTV, is announcing the close of $75 million in Series D funding. The round included new investor AMC Networks, and existing investors 21st Century Fox, Luminari Capital, Northzone, Sky, and the former Scripps Networks Interactive, which was recently acquired by Discovery, Inc. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch https://tcrn.ch/2EVvZK5

ESPN+ streaming service launches on Roku devices

The service will also include a year-round boxing schedule, more than 250 exclusive Major League Soccer matches and college sports including football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, track & field, gymnastics, swimming & diving, lacrosse, wrestling, volleyball, golf and more from conferences including the America East, ASun, Big South, Big West, Horizon, Ivy League, MAAC, MAC, MEAC, Missouri Valley, NEC, Southern Conference, Southland, Summit League, Sun Belt, WAC and many more. – Ben Munson, FierceCable https://ift.tt/2HEUiPr
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