Twitch, the platform known as a place to watch streamers play games like League of Legends, Fortnite, and Overwatch, is now looking into becoming a „broader video service“ that would cater to lifestyle vloggers from rival company YouTube.
According to a report today by Bloomberg, Amazon-owned Twitch has decided to „aggressively broaden“ the programming on the platform to directly compete with YouTube, and gain more advertising revenue in the process. Amazon and Twitch have reportedly pursued exclusive live-streaming deals with „dozens“ of popular media companies and personalities who are currently on YouTube.
These deals are [...]
Sling TV today announced that it will be increasing the price of its entry-level Sling Orange service by $5 per month, jumping the price up to $25 per month for subscribers. Existing subscribers will not be grandfathered in to their old price, and all Sling Orange customers will see the new monthly $25 price reflected in their bills starting in August.
Sling TV president Warren Schlichting explained in a blog post today that while the company’s goal is to keep subscriber prices as low as possible, programming fees and other aspects of the service necessitate the monthly price hike. „Our team works hard to negotiate fair programming deals, with the [...]
Apple may be planning to develop a single subscription service that would offer customers access to its original TV shows, Apple Music, and digital magazines, according to sources with knowledge of the company’s plans that spoke to The Information.
Apple has ordered multiple television shows, ranging from comedies to dramas, but there has been no clear word on how these shows would be distributed.
Its first original shows, „Planet of the Apps“ and „Carpool Karaoke: The Series“ debuted in Apple Music as a perk for Apple Music subscribers, but that would not likely be sustainable for the more than a dozen shows that are in development, [...]
Instagram today announced the launch of IGTV, a new video streaming service that’s designed to compete with YouTube. The news was shared during a live broadcast from Instagram’s headquarters in San Francisco.
With the launch of IGTV, which is mobile first and built with smartphones in mind, content creators on Instagram can now upload videos that are as long as one hour to Instagram, up from a single minute.
IGTV focuses on full-screen vertical video, with the ability to interact with other users while watching videos. Anyone can upload IGTV content to Instagram starting today.
Longer-form video content on the social network can be discovered [...]