Moving 9 of our 10 Events from Twitch back to Youtube for Greater Audience Diversity

by Hawke Robinson published 2019/03/25 11:16:00 GMT-7, last modified 2019-03-25T11:29:20-07:00
Sunday, March 24th, we began the process of moving all but one of our programs from Twitch.tv/rpgresearch back to Youtube.com/rpgresearch.

Please make a note of our newly updated schedule and live streaming broadcast platform changes. Except for our Sunday 6-9 pm (PST/PDT) Heroes of the Mist show, the rest of our programs as of March 25th will be live on Youtube.com/rpgresearch instead of Twitch.tv/rpgresearch.

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Why the Move?

We have had mixed results with Twitch over the years.

Some of the shows we have participated in have been front page over the years, but generally it has to include a lot of visual flashiness (cosplay trpg, etc.) or else video games.

Not surprisingly, considering Twitch's origins, the audience generally interested in the less flashy or theory or talk show episodes.

We really only moved off Youtube when they killed off G+ Hangouts and Broadcasts, because they didn't leave much alternative. Now that they have relaunched their broadcasting platform (very similar to Twitch though missing many features of course), we'll see how it goes.

The Twitch demographic interest seems very narrow.

While those on youtube seem much broader demographic. We'll see.

We've gone back and forth on the public platforms over the decades, including Skype broadcast, Facebook, Twitch, Youtube, Myspace, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and others, between different platforms (not counting back to 90's with Cuseeme, Whitepine Reflector, and my self-created broadcast Java applets in my websites back then).

Over time I hope to have all our videos and audio all back on our primary (owned) servers, and then mirrored to key other locations like Youtube, Vimeo, etc.

We're still moving over 3,800 different content items from our still very alive old server archives to the new ones, so this is going to take a while..


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