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Report: Twitch is Larger Than ESPN, MLB, WWE Combined
Qwilt, a leading video delivery and analytics company, has published a report that claims Twitch to be the largest live streaming site in North America.
According to the report, Twitch accounts to more than 43 percent of all live streaming traffic in the United States. That is more than ESPN, Major League Baseball, and the WWE combined.
“It has not been the case to see a live stream site sustain such traffic that Twitch has, it’s been extraordinary”, Qwilt’s VP of Marketing and Business Development Mark Fisher told onGamers. “What we’ve seen before is most live streaming sites hitting large spike around large events. Twitch has been the first to keep consistent traffic even without the big events.”
This is not the first time that a report has claimed the dominance of Twitch. In February the Wall Street Journal reported the platform to be fourth in total US peak traffic; just behind Netflix, Google and Apple.
The latest statistics provided by Twitch itself was in January when a representative confirmed that they saw to 45 million unique viewers and over one million broadcasters a month in 2013.
Qwilt predicts video will comprise of 80-90% of all global Internet traffic by 2017. Twitch has only expanded its horizons with the advent of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The company will probably see to double the amount of broadcasters this year compared to what it saw in 2013.