NBC | Amazon acquires video game streaming service Twitch

August 26, 2014

NBC | Amazon’s itch for Twitch. Ethan Kurzweil, Bessemer Venture Partners, provides insight on Amazon’s $970 million acquisition of video game streaming company Twitch.


IGN | Amazon will acquire video game streaming service Twitch for approximately $970 million dollars.


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About Us

Twitch is the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers with more than 55 million visitors per month.We want to connect gamers around the world by allowing them to broadcast, watch, and chat from everywhere they play.

Your Favorite Games

Broadcast all the games! There’s a universe of gaming video waiting to be discovered on Twitch. Whether you’re into retro favorites, strategic esports titles, first-person shooters, or massively multiplayer pasta cooking dating simulators, if you love playing it, you’ll find it on Twitch.

The Best Players

Twitch is home to the most dedicated and highly skilled gamers on the planet. They shatter world records. They cruise through the newest titles. They make headlines with world-first accomplishments, and they make it all look easy. Discover why they’re the best at what they do on Twitch.

The Biggest Events

Twitch features the best gaming events, period. We have it all: large-scale gaming competitions that pack stadiums, community marathons that raise millions of dollars for charity, and video game industry events where the future of gaming is forged. And that’s just the beginning.

The Coolest Shows

Twitch is where you’ll find the best online video shows in the gaming world. From behemoths like Joystiq, Gamespot, and Destructoid, to insiders like LiveonThree, ManvsGame, and Day9, this is where you’ll find the vanguard of live gaming entertainment.


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CNBC | “What Twitch deal reveals about Amazon: investor”

CNBC | Amazon’s $970 million deal to buy Twitch Interactive, a video platform for gamers, shows the e-commerce and media giant’s “aspirations to be in live entertainment,” the largest investor in Twitch told CNBC on Tuesday. “Not many people have built a live video site with such a big community around the Internet,” said Bessemer Venture’s Ethan Kurzweil, who backed Twitch in its earliest days. He’s the son of the famous futurist, Ray Kurzweil.