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Twitch (service): Live-streaming video platform; Amazon subsidiary
Twitch is a video live streaming service operated by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon. Introduced in June 2011 as a spin-off of the general-interest streaming platform Justin.tv, the site primarily focuses on video game live streaming, including broadcasts of esports competitions, in addition to music broadcasts, creative content, and more recently, "in real life" streams. Content on the site can be viewed either live or via video on demand.

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'Twitch Sings' karaoke game to shut down by end of this year [Video]

'Twitch Sings' karaoke game to shut down by end of this year

Twitch Sings, the streaming platform's live karaoke game, is shutting down, the company announced. Reported by The Verge, the company stated that it has decided to close down the game effective January..

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Rolling Loud and Twitch Partner up for Virtual Music Festival Series [Video]

Rolling Loud and Twitch Partner up for Virtual Music Festival Series

Streaming platform Twitch has teamed up with Rolling Loud to bring the popular hip-hop festival online.

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