10:01am PT by Patrick Shanley
Twitch Launches Game Show for Aspiring Live Streamers
Twitch, the online streaming service best known for its video game live streaming, announced a new game show from its Twitch Studios designed to help content creators turn their passion for live-streaming into a career. The show, entitled Stream On, will premiere in March 2018.
The show is designed for creators who have made it to Twitch’s Partnership program, a 25,000-member group for streamers that have established an audience they engage with and who broadcast at least three times a week. Contestants will face challenges designed to test important streamer skills and will be evaluated by a panel of Twitch judges. Viewers in Twitch chat will also play a role in choosing who advances and who is eliminated at each stage of the friendly competition.
Stream On will take place across multiple channels as contestants compete throughout each week from their own home-streaming setups. A weekly recap and elimination show will take place from Twitch Studios.
The winner of the competition will be awarded a grand prize of $5,000 per month for one year to help take their streaming career to the next level.
In addition to Stream On, Twitch Studios produces shows such as a weekly community report, Twitch Weekly, and Ironsights, a mini-documentary about the arcade game Big Buck Hunter. The studio also offers hosting and interview workshops.
Submission information for Stream On is accessible on the Twitch submission page for Partners from the U.S., Canada, and U.K.