Tag Archives: Livestream

Sling TV loses subscribers for the first time in Q4

After adding approximately 214,000 new customers and ending the third quarter with 2.69 million subscribers, Sling TV said it was down to 2.59 million subscribers at the end of 2019. The rare loss for Sling TV came during a quarter when Dish reported a total net pay TV subscriber loss of approximately 194,000, compared to a net decrease of 334,000 in the year-ago quarter. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/38Gmnmo

UFC 246 Twitch Piracy Fail Raises Questions For Amateur Pirates & UFC Alike

This rookie mistake raises questions of how easy it has become for Joe Public to get into live pirate streaming and the possible consequences for those who get into the game without considering their own security. This type of online infringement has traditionally been carried out by ‘professionals’ with experience of obtaining streams and broadcasting them securely but this Twitch debacle is miles apart. But the issues go deeper than that. – Andy, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/38n8mcC

Twitch viewership dropped after it lost Ninja, Shroud, and other top streamers

According to the latest report from Streamlabs and Newzoo, total hours watched fell to 2.3 million during the final quarter of the year, down from 2.6 million the quarter before. The figure puts Twitch slightly lower than where it sat in the final quarter of 2018, despite a year of overall growth. – Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge » https://ift.tt/38fC82K

PewDiePie Is the Most-Watched YouTube Creator of 2019 With 4 Billion Views

After PewDiePie, the most-viewed YouTube creators of 2019 are: Brazilian vlogger Felipe Neto (2.8 billion); animation channel Pencilmation (2.8 billion); Dutch gaming creator Jelly (2.5 billion); David Dobrik (2.4 billion); trick-shot artists Dude Perfect (2.3 billion); creator-philanthropist MrBeast (2.2 billion); Australian gamer LazarBeam (2 billion); Fischer’s, a seven-member Japanese vlog crew (1.9 billion); and Canadian cosplayer-gamer AzzyLand (1.9 billion). – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://trib.al/Ni1TUhA [photo: Pewdiepie, Youtube]

The most gifted streamer on Twitch got mistakenly banned for 5 days, and he responded by dressing as a clown and pretending to be a Twitch staffer

On November 15, the streamer tweeted that he had gotten banned from Twitch, his primary platform, for livestreaming at a restaurant. PayMoneyWubby says he had received permission from the restaurant’s management to do so, but Twitch issued a 14-day suspension on his channel for “invading the privacy of others,” according to a screenshot of an email PayMoneyWubby tweeted out. – Kat Tenbarge, Tech Insider » https://ift.tt/2sbVcPX [photo: PaymoneyWubby/Twitch]

YouTube TV Joins Amazon Fire Device Lineup

YouTube TV subscribers can now watch over 70 live channels on their Fire TV Stick (second generation), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, and all Toshiba, Insignia, Element and Westinghouse Fire TV Edition smart TVs. The app will also work on all previous generation Fire TV devices except the first-gen Fire TV stick and Fire TV models. – Chris Morris, Fortune » https://bit.ly/2nZWdbv

On Twitch, women who stream say their biggest obstacle is harassment

Although harassment of women isn’t exclusively a Twitch problem, Quqco is just one of scores of women on the site who say they face regular harassment simply for their gender. At TwitchCon, NBC News spoke with a dozen women who said they had experienced harassment on the platform. A majority of those interviewed asked that their real names not be used, citing fears for their safety. – Kalhan Rosenblatt, NBC News » https://nbcnews.to/2oibSmJ [photo:Quqco]

When two big streamers ditched Twitch, Fortnite suffered too

According to the metrics site Twitch Tracker, Fortnite dropped from pole position, where it had been holding steady for months, and has lately been hovering somewhere around third or fourth. Right now, in the early afternoon on a Tuesday, the top three games on Twitch are World of Warcraft: Classic, League of Legends, and Just Chatting (a category that generally features people talking to their viewers directly). – Bijan Stephen, The Verge » https://ift.tt/32JrEWE

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