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Daily Glixel: YouTuber Banned For Streaming ‘Super Mario Odyssey’ Early

A Hong Kong YouTuber just reportedly received a three-month ban for streaming Super Mario Odyssey before the game’s official launch date, according to Nintendo Soup (via Nintendo Life). The YouTuber allegedly got the copy early, but legitimately, from a retailer and decided to stream the game for an hour. Nintendo took action quickly; all of the videos containing the Odyssey footage are gone from the site. The three-month ban might seem a bit harsh to some – after all, the guy got his copy legally and wasn’t under any embargo agreement – but Nintendo is likely super sensitive about spoilers right now. – Stefanie Fogel, Rolling Stone http://ift.tt/2z6RwRC

New Twitch tools help you become a pro streamer

To start, you now have achievements that tell you how close you are to hitting the goals you need to reach the affiliate or partner levels, such as the number of times you stream in a given period and your typical viewer count. Twitch will also give you a statistical summary after every stream, so you’ll know which achievements you’ve reached, where your traffic is coming from and other data that can help you grow your audience. If your viewership spikes every time you play Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, you won’t need to dig up that data the hard way. – Jon Fingas, Engadget http://engt.co/2yxolXn

Plex can beam Live TV broadcasts on Roku

Roku devices are now getting Plex Live TV, too. But there’s a catch: You can’t yet schedule recordings through Plex DVR on the streaming player. Plus, the perk is still reserved for Plex Pass subscribers (who pay $5 per month, $40 per year, or $120 lifetime for a bunch of extras). To soften the blow, Roku owners will be able to watch recordings from other supported platforms, including iOS, the Plex web app, Android, Android TV, Apple TV and iOS. – Saqib Shah, Engadget http://ift.tt/2xzQH3j

Facebook looks to emerging markets for streaming rights to sports 

Facebook has made no secret of soccer’s importance to its aspirations as a broadcaster. It aired over 3,500 different live sports events in the first six months of the year alone. Despite the breadth of sports it shows, from American football to college lacrosse, Facebook insists it doesn’t want to replace traditional broadcasters such as Sky and BT Sport as the home of live games. Instead, the social network has cited its deal with Fox Sports to live stream Champions League matches in the U.S. as an example of its intentions over the coming months. If Facebook were to be the sole broadcaster of the Champions League in the U.S. now, it would likely struggle to recoup the $60 million Turner Sports paid to secure the broadcast rights for 2018-2021. – Seb Joseph, Digiday http://ift.tt/2yXWwUw

Man who sued over Facebook childbirth livestream slapped with $120k in fees

US District Judge Lewis Kaplan ruled in February that TV stations broadcasting clips of the 45-minute livestream, published online by Kali Kanongataa, qualified as fair use. NBC used 30 seconds of the video on one of its morning shows, while ABC and Yahoo used 22 seconds of the video for a segment that was broadcast on Good Morning America and a Yahoo site that hosts ABC content. The father also sued COED Media Group. – Joe Mullin, Ars Technica http://ift.tt/2y1PsZo

Mayweather vs. McGregor: Live-stream details for the big fight

[T]o watch the Mayweather-McGregor live stream, you’ll have to pay the price just like cable subscribers do. Pay-per-view access will cost $100, and will be available through various streaming devices and services. That price includes the main bout and three preceding fights, which have a scheduled start time of 9 p.m. Eastern. – Jared Newman, TechHive http://ift.tt/2wK0WR1

YouTube recommendations inadvertently serve up illegal livestreams

I felt like I had found a hidden gold mine of secret YouTube. This was all clearly very illegal and very against YouTube’s own copyright rules. Further searches online reveal that the phenomenon isn’t entirely new; it appears to have been around for at least a year (A quick Google search shows livestream feeds appearing as early as August 2016). Which makes the fact that YouTube hasn’t resolved this issue yet all the more intriguing. – Nicole Lee, Engadget http://engt.co/2ha6gaf
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