YouTube to acquire Twitch in a deal worth $1 billion

Google and YouTube to buy Twitch for $1 billion, would be YouTube's biggest deal yet.

@anthony256
Published Sun, May 18 2014 6:03 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

According to sources familiar with the deal, YouTube (which is owned by Google) is buying Twitch for over $1 billion. The acquisition is an all-cash deal, which should be officially announced any minute now.

YouTube to acquire Twitch in a deal worth $1 billion | TweakTown.com

Considering Google purchased YouTube back in 2006 for $1.65 billion, this is a huge deal for both YouTube and Twitch. For those who aren't familiar with what Twitch does, it is a San Francisco-based company that streams video games online for millions of users. Twitch has a reported 45 million monthly users, with over 1 million members who upload videos each month.

Twitch has deals with Microsoft and Sony for streaming content to its next-gen consoles, as well as distribution partners in CBS Interactive's GameSpot, Joystiq and Destructoid.

NEWS SOURCE:variety.com

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