Telestream launches gamecasting app with Twitch integration


Michelle Clancy

| 28 September 2015

Telestream has launched the Gameshow application for online gamecasting.

Gamecasters are using platforms like Twitch to create more than ten million shows each month, leading to 100 million viewers watching six billion minutes of gaming action every month, according to the Twitch gamecasting platform.

At the same time, eSports are ramping up, as Turner's recent announcement that it would air gaming on prime time TV, and this year's $18 million Dota 2 purse indicate.

Gameshow lets game broadcasters set up and produce streams, with graphic templates, dynamic editing, live switching, green screen technology and built-in interactive widgets. Users can move, resize and rotate elements on screen, and gamecasters can display data such as such as chat, followers or donations. The app also allows the use a camera and green screen to put gamecasters inside the game. Show setups can be reused to convey a consistent personality and brand.

Unique to Gameshow is support for Twitch widgets, which automatically pull in data (such as number of subscribers, donations, followers and chat) and display it on the stream in a custom-designed box.

"The Twitch broadcasting community has evolved the live video experience in terms of how they leverage tools and features to create engaging content for viewers," said Marcus Graham, director of programming, Twitch. "With the launch of Gameshow, it gives them a new way to really amp up their production quality which is a key component in their quest to grow their audiences."