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Twitch.tv warns users over gambling related content

In a move to curb betting related content, live video platform Twitch.tv (an Amazon.com subsidiary) has warned its users to stop promoting betting/gambling related activity. As news of eSports gambling has hit national headlines this week, due to games developer Valve Corporation banning all third-party skin betting sites from its platform. Twitch.tv management made a public post warning its users …

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Couchmans LLP – “Social Giants eye live sport assets”

The NFL last week announced Twitter as its ‘Global Streaming’ partner, a $10 million deal which will see the social media network stream ten NFL Thursday night matches (in conjunction with CBS and NBC broadcasts). The decision to partner with Twitter, shocked sports’ insiders as it was revealed that tech giants Yahoo, Verizon and Amazon had all outbid Twitter’s winning …

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Twitter wins heavily contested ‘NFL Global Streaming’ bid

Twitter has been announced as the surprise streaming service for NFL Thursday nights. The social media network won the ‘NFL Global Streaming’ bid competing against the likes of Yahoo, Amazon and Verizon Global. Twitter will be allowed to stream ten NFL Thursday Night matches (in conjunction with CBS and NBC broadcasts) to its worldwide user base of approximately 350 million. …

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SBC analysis: Deloitte’s eSports 2016 predictions

Deloitte has released its technology media telecommunications (TMT) forecast for 2016, and it makes for some interesting reading in regard to eSports.  It is estimated that as an industry it will grow by 25% and create global revenues of $500m (£346.8m) in 2016. This is up $100m (£69.4m) from last year. Deloitte’s predictions fall some way short of some of last year’s …

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Yahoo eyes eSports entry with Major League Gaming acquisition

US news sources have reported that advertising giant Yahoo Inc has entered talks to acquire eSports organization Major League Gaming. The news of Yahoo’s interest in entering the eSports market, comes as the media owner posted a Q3 2015 earnings decline with revenue generation well-below analysts’ expectations. Under pressure Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is reported to want to continue to …

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