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For the first time, Amazon will stream Prime series on Twitch

The pilots will air for 24 hours on the video game streaming site.


Callum Leslie


Amazon‘s new pilot shows will be released later this month, but for the first time ever they will also stream on Amazon’s video game streaming property, Twitch.

Twitch, the site where hundreds of thousands of gamers watch people play games both casually and professionally, was purchased by Amazon for $970 million two years ago. But this is the first time Amazon has broadcast its content on Twitch.

Three new Amazon pilots will stream on Twitch for 24 hours on Aug. 31, after premiering on Amazon on Aug. 19.

The shows will be the first traditional made-for-television series to air on Twitch, with the platform more normally playing home to massive esports events and popular gaming personalities. But the site has begun to branch out. Last year Twitch aired marathons of The Joy of Painting and the Democratic and Republican National Conventions were also broadcast on the platform this year.

Leading the way is Amazon’s reboot of cult favorite The Tick, an ’80s comic that enjoyed a live-action version on Fox in 2001—but just nine episodes made it to air before it was cancelled.

A Jean-Claude Van Damme action spoof will also be part of the offering on Twitch.

Correction: Amazon’s I Love Dick, an adaptation of a Chris Kraus novel starring Kevin Bacon, will not be made available to Twitch.

H/T Polygon

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