hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

TwitchTV offers partner program for game broadcasters

4:15 PM on 07.27.2011 // Conrad Zimmerman
  @ConradZimmerman

Today, TwitchTV (the new game-centric arm of the Justin.tv video streaming service) has announced the details of a new partner program for game broadcasters. The partner program will allow gamers an opportunity to turn their passion into a profit venture, with ad revenue sharing and subscription options for broadcasters along with a host of new features.

Kevin Lin of TwitchTV laid it out for me in a phone conversation yesterday, stating that the goal is to become the premier source for live gaming content on the web and that offering incentives to established pro streamers and talented new gamers is a big step towards achieving it. "A lot of these guys dream of doing this for a living," says Kevin. "We designed this program with them in mind."

Broadcasters who are chosen for the program are going to get access to a pretty robust selection of capabilities. They will be able to create their own subscription pricing for the channel and offer subscriber-only benefits such as limited access streams and ad-free viewing. Pay-Per-View options are available as well for event-oriented programming such as tournament play. 

In addition to the revenue options, members of the partner program will have automatic transcoding on their channels so that viewers can watch a stream suited for the speed of their internet connection. Members will also get first access to new features on TwitchTV as they become available. 

TwitchTV has begun accepting applications into the program now. There are some requisites that applicants will be expected to meet but TwitchTV is (wisely) keeping the door wide open for gamers who have been previously showing off their skills on YouTube and other on-demand video services. Getting some of those more popular "Let's Play" performers on board could be a huge boon to a service like this, after all.

 




 Reblog (or) Blog Reply

Conrad Zimmerman, Moustache
 Follow Blog + disclosure ConradZimmerman Tips
An avid player of tabletop and video games throughout his life, Conrad has a passion for unique design mechanics and is a nut for gaming history. He can be heard on the comedy podcast () and str... more   |   staff directory

Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.


  Around the web (login to improve these)




Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -