JackSepticEye And Markiplier Are About To Do Something Massive On Twitch

19 January 2018, 12:41

JackSepticEye and Markiplier sign Twitch deal
JackSepticEye and Markiplier sign Twitch deal. Picture: Other
Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

This is a major win for Twitch

Twitch has signed a massive, multi-year deal with the Disney Digital Network which means that four top gaming YouTubers, who are part of Maker Studios (which is owned by Disney) will make exclusive content for the platform.

Jacksepticeye, Markiplier, LuzuGames, and Strawburry17 will manage their own Twitch channels and begin to roll out exclusive content, starting very soon.

Disney EVP Andrew Sugerman said in a statement. “Partnering with Twitch gives our biggest creators access to the platform’s tools, expertise, and community to directly engage with and build their audiences.”

Twitch is also giving them cool new toys

Twitch has also unveiled a whole host of new features to go alongside its slate of freshly-poached YouTube talent. The new tools are focused around pre-recorded video as opposed to live video, demonstrating a clear desire by switch to fully replace YouTube. One tool, 'Video Producer' will enable streamers to "create special landing pages and countdown timers, for instances, in order to accumulate bigger audiences."

There is also a new (and very cool sounding) tool called 'Rereuns', which lets creators schedule repeats of their streams so that they can watch their streams back and comment on them along with fans.