You are looking at the new TwitchTV logo.
To celebrate TwitchTV’s one-year anniversary they have made a new logo and significant changes to the look and feel of their website.
Check out the new design http://www.twitch.tv
“We will make the first of many enhancements to update the look and feel of the site, and to make content more readily accessible and discoverable by viewers. Key amongst these changes is a beautiful new front page redesign. You’ll notice that the new front page is more viewer-friendly with more and better images and information attached to each featured stream.
This is the first step on a long journey. Many changes and feature enhancements are to come as we work to improve the site for the whole community. We hope you embrace the new look and feel of Twitch and we greatly anticipate your feedback.”
Have feedback on the new design? Leave it here Twitch Redesign Feedback (blog.twitch.tv)
In a recent blog post TwitchTV announced that they will be releasing an App for the Xbox 360 that will allow you to view all of the Twitch content via your Xbox!
“At Microsoft’s E3 press briefing this morning, you may have noticed a Twitch logo amongst their many partners arriving on Xbox this year. We’re very excited to confirm that coming this Fall, Twitch content will be viewable on Xbox 360 and Xbox Live. All the fantastic content you’ve come to know and love over the past year will be readily available on your television via the Xbox 360 and our new Twitch App. We’re extremely thrilled about this project and we can’t wait to share more details with you. Stay tuned!”
Today own3D.tv put their new site design live. Other then improved navigation there does not seem to be any new features to report on.
Check out the changes for yourself http://www.own3d.tv
CBSi is taking big steps to secure its place in the live video game broadcasting industry.
It recently announced partnerships with TwitchTV, Major League Gaming and the North American Star League (NASL).
After own3D.tv’s recent website redesign you will notice a familiar logo at the bottom of the page. Yes, CBSi has also struck a partnership with own3D.tv which now puts them in control of over 90% of the live video game streaming market.
Gaming focused streaming service provider reGame.tv has recently announced it will be closing it’s doors.
It’s reason for this decision is the cost to operate and the stiff competition from TwitchTV and own3D.tv
However, don’t let the “closing our doors” statement make you think that you won’t be seeing them around anymore. They have announced that they will be launching a premium invite only streaming platform that they claim will allow them to provide much higher revenue share for partners (5 EUR / CPM) as well as a better service all round. Look for reGame.tv 2.0 to launch in July. They have put up a countdown timer on their website.
Read their full statement after the break
SplitmediaLabs has just announced that the XSplit BETA is wrapping up and the Final Release of XSplit Broadcaster 1.0 will arrive April 12th, 2012.
If you are currently using XSplit and don’t already have a license now is a good time to purchase. SplitmediaLabs have stated that there will still be a free trial version but that it will be limited in terms of features such as resolution and FPS. They also stated that the $39 Personal and $59 Premium 2-year license offer will expire without warning sometime before April 12th. The new intodcutory pricing is as follows
Personal (3 Month $14.95) (1 Year $39.95) (3 Year $79.95)
Premium (3 Month $24.95) (1 Year $59.95) (3 Year $119.95)
YouTube live is slowly trying to become a player in the live streaming industry. Since its launch back in April, 2011 I have always felt there was something missing with the service. That something was interactivity. YouTube has recently tried to solve that issue by adding in live comments. Using a comment system rather then an IRC based chat allows them to have a few features that the other providers cannot currently offer. Comments can be Up and Down voted as well as replied to, users can also add video replies in the live comments. In its present form I feel that once chats become busy like all popular stream chats do that this format will fail at providing an enjoyable chat experience.
See it in action at http://www.youtube.com/live
Update March 26: YouTube has added Live Viewer metrics so you can so how many people are Watching Now. Pic after the break.
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