New feature: Broadcaster Dashboard goes live!

Gaming broadcasters on TwitchTV are about to get a package of new functionality and features. These features should make the broadcaster experience smoother, and we hope to gain as much feedback as possible in order to streamline the broadcasting experience. Again, thanks for staying patient with us as we roll out all of the kinks in the TwitchTV beta. I’m confident that we are on the right path to creating the best possible platform for gaming streamers and spectators alike.

First, we are proud to unveil a brand new way to run your broadcast. Without further ado, the Broadcaster Dashboard:

The Broadcaster Dashboard allows users to run commercials with a key press, monitor chat, and cut VODs in 1 convenient location.

The Broadcaster Dashboard has been a long needed feature, and addresses some of the most cumbersome issues when streaming to Justin.tv / Twitch.tv.

First, instead of typing /commercial in chat you will be able to run commercials with a single click. Second, chat, a stream preview, and the channel topic are now much more convenient to monitor and control. Third, and in my opinion most importantly, you can now cut VODs on the fly. All you have to do is make sure “Cut archive here” is checked, type in a new topic (ex: EG.IdrA vs. oGsMC Game 2 – Metalopolis), and hit enter. Cutting VODs is definitely a pain, but this should alleviate much of the problem and allow for seamless VOD creation.

The dashboard is available immediately – simply point your browser toΒ http://www.twitch.tv/broadcast/dashboard.

If you have any feedback or find any bugs, email thegunrun at twitch dot tv

About FishStix

TwitchTV Outreach Manager

Posted on 27/07/2011, in TwitchTV Beta. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Oh, this is awesome! Thanks πŸ˜€

  2. This is great – can you give broadcasters an option to turn off emails to followers every time a VOD is created? Because people unfollow when you spam them with 30 highlight emails!

  3. Love it, Great job =)

  4. Would be great if there was a text box somewhere on the dashboard to allow for easy linking when you do go live. Much like many websites have, where you just click the text box and it auto-copies the text for you. Sometimes I go live and my friends ask for links, I either have to type it out or open my channel in a new tab. A convenient link would be great πŸ™‚

  5. Is there any way to get to the dashboard aside from the initial pop-up or redirecting it to the aforementioned URL? It seems like it would make sense to have a “Dashboard” link under the drop-down menu in the upper-right, but such a thing does not seem to exist. Maybe in a future update..? Just a thought. Great addition though!

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