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ESL, BBC Studios present eSports doc Game and Glory

ESL, an ESL FACEIT Group brand, and BBC Studios, the content company of the BBC, the public service broadcaster, present the upcoming eSports documentary Game and Glory. It will premiere on January 24th at 5pm CET on ESL CS’ Twitch and YouTube channels. On Twitch, viewers can watch the premiere together with Gaules and more. […]

January 20, 2023

Forecast: Game streamers to earn $106m in 2023

According to data from SportsLens, professional game streamers are expected to make more than $106 million (€99.9m) in 2023 – up 22 per cent on last year. The industry of watching other people play video games continues to surge in popularity. In 2020, when lockdown rules and Covid-19 restrictions made live broadcasts even more attractive, […]

January 4, 2023

Arte reports 45m monthly views

Arte, the European culture broadcaster, has reported that its four European language offerings (Spanish, English, Italian and Polish) registered a 50 per cent increase over 2022 to 45 million views each month, according to the service’s annual round-up. This is in line with the global digital rise of arte.tv platform and of the various social […]

January 3, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Ofcom: Adult sites failing to protect children

Smaller adult video-sharing sites based in the UK do not have sufficiently robust access control measures in place to stop children accessing pornography, regulator Ofcom has found in a new report. Ahead of its future duties in the Online Safety Bill, Ofcom already has some powers to regulate video-sharing platforms (VSPs) established in the UK, […]

October 20, 2022By Colin Mann

Gol Play 24hr El Clásico build-up on Twitch

Gol Play will be offering a 24-hour stream on Twitch for this weekend’s first El Clásico of the season between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. The live stream can be followed from the afternoon of October 15th until 4 minutes before the October 16th kick-off.The streaming will feature the participation of popular streamers in Spain […]

October 14, 2022

Twitch bans gambling games

Streaming platform Twitch has announced a partial gambling ban, targeting virtual slot machines, roulette and dice games. It will take effect from October 18th. The Amazon-owned platform will prohibit videos of gambling sites not licensed in the US or “other jurisdictions that provide sufficient consumer protection”. The ban includes cryptocurrency gambling sites such as Stake, […]

September 22, 2022

Survey: TikTok top platform for US teens

The landscape of social media is ever-changing, especially among teens who often are on the leading edge of this space. A new Pew Research Center survey of American teenagers ages 13 to 17 finds TikTok has rocketed in popularity since its North American debut several years ago and now is a top social media platform […]

August 15, 2022

Report: Gaming streaming figures plummet

Last quarter, growth on Twitch, YouTube Gaming and Facebook Gaming begin to slow down. That trend continued in the lastest quarter, with all three platforms seeing a decline in growth compared to the previous quarter, according to Streamlabs and Stream Hatchet’s Q2 2022 Live Streaming Report. Twitch continues to be the largest live streaming platform, […]

August 10, 2022

BAFTA Games Awards 2022: Winners announced

At the BAFTA Games Awards on April 7th, Returnal won Audio Achievement, Best Game and Music, and Performer in a Leading Role for Jane Perry, winning her first BAFTA. Two games won two BAFTAs each: It Takes Two won Multiplayer and Original Property, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart won Animation and Technical Achievement. Kimberly […]

April 8, 2022

Eleven Taiwan, Twitch partnership

Eleven Taiwan has partnered with the streaming platform Twitch ahead of the new Taiwan baseball season, to make its live match coverage more accessible to fans. Eleven Taiwan holds the rights to all home matches for the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) for the Rakuten Monkeys, Wei Chuan Dragons and Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions. Games are […]

April 1, 2022