TwitchTV Wins a Webby People’s Voice Award

Internet Community Recognizes TwitchTV as Leader in Online Videogame Culture

SAN FRANCISCO--()--TwitchTV, the world’s leading video game broadcasting network, was announced today as the winner of a Webby People’s Voice Award in the “games-related” category. The Webby Awards are the leading international awards honoring excellence on the Internet with their People Voice winner being voted on by the public. TwitchTV’s success in this category is indicative of their position at the forefront of a burgeoning movement in gaming culture and live streaming content.

“TwitchTV is extremely community focused in terms of listening to our users in order to ensure the most accessible and compelling streaming experience,” said Emmett Shear, CEO of TwitchTV. “It’s because of this relationship with our partners and spectators that we have this groundswell of support. This Webby Award would not have been possible without our dedicated broadcasters and the millions of viewers who have made TwitchTV what it is today, so we are thankful for their support.”

Since launching in June, 2011, TwitchTV is attracting more than 16 million unique visitors a month, with month-over-month growth averaging 13 percent and a partnership program with more than 1,500 members, including industry leaders like Electronic Sports League (ESL), Day[9]TV, IGN Pro League (IPL), Major League Gaming (MLG), and North American Star League (NASL).

About TwitchTV

TwitchTV is the world’s leading video game broadcasting network where more than 16 million gamers gather every month to watch and interact around the games they love. TwitchTV’s propriety video delivery platform and infrastructure form the backbone of a distribution network for leading video game broadcasters including pro players, tournaments, leagues, developers and gaming media organizations. TwitchTV is leading a revolution in gaming culture, turning gameplay into an immersive entertainment media experience. Learn more at http://twitch.tv.

About The Webby Awards

Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising & media, online film & video, and mobile & apps. Established in 1996, The 16th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Yahoo!, Vitamin T, MLB Advanced Media, Rackspace Hosting, JWT, The Atom Group, Financial Times, BuzzFeed, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Guardian News and Media.

Contacts

TwitchTV
Matthew DiPietro, 415-722-3136
Vice President of Marketing
matt@twitch.tv
or
Access Communications for TwitchTV
Joe Sullivan, 415-844-6271
jsullivan@accesspr.com

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Contacts

TwitchTV
Matthew DiPietro, 415-722-3136
Vice President of Marketing
matt@twitch.tv
or
Access Communications for TwitchTV
Joe Sullivan, 415-844-6271
jsullivan@accesspr.com