Justin.tv Gaming = TwitchTV
About a month ago, we launched TwitchTV. Read some of the news coverage here and here.We created TwitchTV for several reasons:
First, thanks to all of you, the gaming category on Justin.tv has exploded. It has grown to the point where it is clear that gaming deserves its own home and brand, just for gamers. TwitchTV is that home.
Second, while working directly with you, our community, it has become clear that there are gaming-specific features that we wanted to build that didn’t make sense for the wider Justin.tv community. So we are building them into TwitchTV. More on those features below.
Third, we are dedicated to supporting the gaming community at large. TwitchTV was built specifically to help gaming fans connect around the games that they love. This mission is central to everything we do. Having a unique brand like TwitchTV just for gaming helps make that possible.
Justin.tv Channels Become TwitchTV Channels
Now, some information on making the switch. As of Wednesday morning (July 27th), Justin.tv gaming channels will automatically redirect to their corresponding TwitchTV channel. Everything will stay the same – broadcaster archives, embeds, views, followers, etc. will remain untouched, and there will be no interruption in your service whatsoever.
We sincerely hope that you consider this a welcome change. If, however, you do not, broadcasters are free to opt-out of the migration and keep their channel on Justin.tv instead by simply going to their settings page and un-check the “Direct viewers to TwitchTV” option. At some point in the future, we will be switching everyone over to TwitchTV, but we want to make sure we address any concerns that the community might have first. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or other feedback.
Why is TwitchTV awesome?
TwitchTV is awesome because we built it specifically to meet your needs as gaming broadcasters and spectators.
Features and Benefits:
- Discover channels by game: your viewers can now find your channel according to the game played
- Front page and directories contain 100% gaming promotion
- Easy access by all your followers
We are confident that the features and benefits of TwitchTV will enable you to attract more viewers and build an even stronger gaming community.