Amazon—not Google—reportedly buying Twitch for $1 billion
3 months after Google/Twitch rumors, another suitor supposedly comes calling.
The well-sourced site The Information (subscription required) is claiming that Amazon is in "late stage talks" to purchase Twitch.tv, the video game streaming site, for $1 billion.
Three months ago, Variety first reported that Google was set to purchase the site for the same amount, but we've yet to hear anything official from either company. We've been starting to wonder if the Google/Twitch deal would ever become official; if Twitch is still courting other suitors, it would explain why the deal has yet to happen.
The site live streams video game footage to 45 million viewers a month, and has been cleaning up the site lately with aggressive copyright enforcement and a mass deletion of old videos, possibly in an effort to attract a buyer.
According to the report, an Amazon/Twitch deal "could be announced shortly."
Source: Ars Technica