SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TwitchTV, the world’s best video game broadcasting network, today announced a multi-faceted streaming partnership with Penny Arcade Expo (PAX), a twice-annual festival for tabletop, videogame, and PC gaming enthusiasts. As the official video streaming partner of PAX East, TwitchTV will offer free live video coverage of select sessions and panels from April 6-8, 2012, and will offer an HD stream via subscription. The full schedule will be available soon at http://east.paxsite.com.
“PAX East has grown into one of the most prominent video game conferences in the world,” said Emmett Shear, CEO of TwitchTV. “Fans can now view the convention’s highlights from the comfort of their homes–including our own panel on the video game broadcasting trend–and we’re offering a couple of our viewers the chance to win tickets to attend PAX East in person.”
“With a solid video platform like TwitchTV and all the great content at our PAX events, it seems a shame not to allow a global audience to enjoy it,” said Robert Khoo of Penny Arcade. “With this partnership, now they can. It’s going to be a great event.”
PAX East Gamer Getaway
TwitchTV is proud to offer a chance to win a trip for two to PAX East! Winners will get airfare and accommodations for two along with a prize package of Penny Arcade and SteelSeries gifts that include high-end gaming gear. In addition, 20 runner-ups will win Xbox Live arcade games from PlayXBLA.com. For more details and to enter to win, please visit TwitchTV’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/twitchtv.
Panel: Video Games Aren’t Just for Playing: Gameplay as Spectator Entertainment
TwitchTV’s COO, Kevin Lin, will host a presentation and panel entitled, Video Games Aren’t Just for Playing: Gameplay as Spectator Entertainment. The panel will delve into how video game broadcasting has continued to grow into an immersive spectator pastime. Joining Mr. Lin will be a variety of video game industry leaders including game developers, pro gamers and more. Time and date will be available soon at: http://east.paxsite.com.
TwitchTV Booth at PAX East
TwitchTV will host a full schedule of live shows from the show floor at PAX East including competitive video gaming, how-to stream tutorials, and a host of content from premium TwitchTV media partners like Wired Magazine, Destructoid, Fragdolls and LIVE ON THREE (Lo3).
TwitchTV is the world’s best video game broadcasting network. Every month, 16 million gamers gather to watch and interact with each other and with the games they love. TwitchTV’s proprietary video delivery platform and infrastructure form the backbone of a distribution network for 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 media experience. Learn more at http://www.twitch.tv.