Twitch receives 28 million users in February 2013, continues to grow

By Nick Akerman, Wednesday, 13 March 2013 15:59 GMT

Gaming video service Twitch continues to strengthen in popularity. The website, which is owned by Justin.tv, hosted over 600,000 unique broadcasters throughout February 2013.

As reported by MCV, the website received 28 million unique visitors throughout the month, many of whom watched an average of 1.5 hours of Twitch video each day.

“Twitch launched in June of 2011 and our growth ever since has exceeded even my expectations, which were not small,” CEO Emmett Shear said.

“A year and a half later, the community of broadcasters and viewers has multiplied hundreds of per cent.”

Shear suggests support from mega companies has helped push Twitch to the next level.

“Brands like Electronic Arts, Activision and Sony Online Entertainment have begun integrating Twitch directly into their products, charities have collectively raised more than three million dollars using Twitch as a platform, and conventions are now turning to Twitch as their exclusive streaming partner.”

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