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Twitch Announces Industry’s Largest Live Broadcast Schedule for E3 2015

Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers, today announced its milestone setting broadcast schedule as the official live streaming partner of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). In addition to broadcasting all of the E3 2015 press conferences and being the exclusive broadcasting platform for the PC Gaming Show, more than 30 publishers and developers will be showing games on the Twitch stage at South Hall, Booth #2803. For the first time, Twitch will have broadcasting partners from several countries providing localized content from the Twitch booth.

Adding a new twist, Twitch broadcasters will be allowed to co-stream all of the Twitch E3 content on twitch.tv/twitch to their own channels. By providing their own commentary on the news, this gives broadcasters the opportunity to create a more personalized, social experience for their communities.

As part of the E3 experience, Twitch is bringing back its Day 0 live broadcast on June 15 from 9:00am to 7:30pm PDT. Named for the day prior to the official start of E3, the Day 0 extravaganza includes all of the press conferences combined with exclusive game and gameplay reveals, appearances by major publishers and developers, and more.

From June 15-18, Twitch will broadcast from its stage with on-staff hosts Jon Carnage, Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham, and Jordan "Soma" Tayer, along with guest hosts MANvsGAME, Ezekiel_III, Swiftor, Seltzer, Anna Prosser, and djminiWHEAT. Watch as these personalities interact with top publishers, developers and the Twitch community while showcasing all of the latest games. To complement the English broadcast, popular Partnered channels from several countries will be doing regionalized shows from the Twitch booth. This includes a German-language presentation from Rocket Beans TV and a French presentation from Jeuxvideo.

Among this year’s guests from the publisher and developer community will be 2K, Activision, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America, Blizzard, Deep Silver, Devolver, Disney Interactive, EA, Konami, Microsoft Studios, Nintendo, PlayStation, Reverb, Square Enix, Tiny Build Games, Ubisoft, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and many more, including an array of content from the Indie Megabooth.

All of the press events and booth broadcasts will be viewable from the Twitch E3 Portal.

Press Events Schedule (all PDT):

June 14:

 

3:00pm Nintendo World Championships

7:00pm Bethesda

June 15:

9:30am Xbox

1:00pm EA

3:00pm Ubisoft

6:00pm PlayStation

June 16:

9:00am Nintendo

10:00am Square Enix

5:00pm PC Gaming Show (exclusively on Twitch)

Booth Schedule: TBA on June 9th at www.twitch.tv/event/e3

"The Twitch community is the single most active, socially engaged group of gamers in the world," said Jon Carnage, Live Programming Director, Twitch. "They have a voracious appetite, especially for new indie and AAA games. With every press conference on Twitch and every major publisher being featured on the Twitch stage, we've got the fans covered. By having the industry's most comprehensive collection of live streamed content, this is shaping up to be our biggest E3 to date."

Twitch’s booth includes high-performance professional audio provided by Turtle Beach, Twitch’s official audio partner. Xbox is also partnering with Twitch by presenting the Xbox ESports Celebrity Challenge & Twitch Party. At this event—which is also sponsored by Alpha Draft and Turtle Beach—500 lucky Xbox fans get a chance to mingle with top broadcasters, celebrities and industry elite on June 16.

This is Twitch’s second year as the official live streaming platform of E3. The partnership with the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) is a three-year agreement that continues to heighten the global presence for the leading video game event.

For daily updates, visit the Twitch blog, Twitter feed and Facebook page.

About Twitch

Twitch is the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers. Each month, more than 100 million community members gather to watch and talk about video games with more than 1.5 million broadcasters. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for the entire video game ecosystem. This includes game developers, publishers, media outlets, events, user generated content, and the entire esports scene. In February 2014, Twitch was ranked the 4th largest website in terms of peak Internet traffic in the U.S., fortifying the brand as an entertainment industry leader and the epicenter of social video for gamers. For more information visit the Twitch website and the blog.

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