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Twitter Launches Live Streaming Channel on Roku

Twitter Launches Live Streaming Channel on Roku

The Cheddar news network's Opening Bell, The Verge's Circuit Breaker and BuzzFeed's MorningFeed will have shows on Twitter live video, as well. It adds more value to every Twitter video.

Twitter might best be known as a microblogging service, but it'll soon be heading to yet another video platform.

Twitter announced this week that in Q1 2017 it streamed more than 800 hours of live premium video across 450-plus events that reached 45 million unique viewers, up 31% from Q4 2016. Along with the top trending live videos, you also get a look at the top tweets side by side. Today the company is doing that with a new app available from Roku's store, and you don't need a Twitter account to stream live video. The app debuted on the likes of Apple TV, Fire TV and the Xbox One.

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Children's pastor Jerome Jones of Church on the Rock will pray for families and Caleb Hoopengardner will pray for businesses. It's only right that we look to God. "It varies from year to year, but the invitation is for everybody to come".

The deal is beneficial to both parties because Twitter has reported that, "7 out of 10 of the most followed Twitter users are musicians, and Billboard's Grammy Awards live pre-show was the most viewed entertainment live stream on Twitter to date".

And the company now has quite a bit of live content available on its platform. The company announced a flurry of new live content deals as part of its Digital Content NewFronts presentation in NY this week, including partnerships with Major League Baseball, the NFL, Viacom, the WNBA, BuzzFeed, Bloomberg Media, Live Nation, the PGA, Ben Silverman's Propagate, and IMG Fashion. It will also be possible to browse commentary via the Twitter timeline while live streaming an event using the app.

"The Twitter channel on the Roku platform brings together the video and related conversation that surrounds live events to the largest screen in the house", said Twitter product manager Ryan Troy.

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