Twitch may be preparing a slate of original, live TV shows, according to a report by Bloomberg. It claims that Amazon’s video service will be commissioning and funding “a slate of original, unscripted series that would be live and interactive, airing two to three times a week”. What’s more, the genres in play are expected to be “game shows, dating shows, sports, music and talk”. Naturally, it’s the mention of music that made us sit up.
The report suggests that the budgets may be “anywhere from $50,000 to $250,000 a week” for the new shows. Twitch is looking for pitches, which we think should be an opportunity for music companies and artists alike to put some ideas together.
The news came as Twitch rolled out a redesign of its channel pages, which now make it easier for streamers to add a channel trailer, publish their streaming schedules, and add a biography, social media links and video picks.
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