SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Twitch, the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers, today announced that live video platform business veteran Colin Carrier has joined its executive team as chief strategy officer.
Most recently, Colin spent almost four years at Ustream where he was responsible for driving growth and monetization operations. He led all monetization channels including advertising sales and operations, e-commerce solutions, paid media and distribution, as well as emerging revenue-driving products and services.
“We’ve arrived at a very exciting time in Twitch’s growth and we need smart, experienced people to help us take advantage of that growth,” said Emmett Shear, Twitch CEO. “Colin is an industry veteran with extensive experience building live streaming business models from the ground up. He’s a welcome addition to the team and will help us explore new ideas.”
In recent months, Twitch has announced a steady drumbeat of growth milestones and video game industry partnerships including content partnerships with Blizzard Entertainment and Major League Gaming; and product integrations with Call of Duty: Black Ops II and EA Origin, among others. Twitch reached more than 30 million unique viewers in March and is growing at an average of 15% month-over –month.
“Twitch pioneered the business of live video for gamers, and is the clear market leader,” said Colin Carrier, chief strategy officer at Twitch. “I look forward to helping Twitch take full advantage of its dominant market position and build on its extraordinary growth and success to date. With a few new projects underway, 2013 is going to be a very big year at Twitch.”
Twitch is the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers. More than 30 million gamers gather every month on Twitch to broadcast, watch and chat about gaming. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for leading video game broadcasters including casual gamers, pro players, tournaments, leagues, developers and gaming media organizations. Twitch is leading a revolution in the gaming community, working to create a participatory experience that transcends gameplay. Learn more at http://twitch.tv.