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Twitch Taps Former YouTube Exec Constance Knight As Its First VP Of Creators

Twitch is quickly becoming the future of live entertainment. As its popularity with creators continues to rise, it’s positioned itself to expand its team to support its growth. This week, the Amazon-owned live-streaming platform recruited former YouTube executive Constance Knight to take over the newly created role of VP, global creators at the company, according to Variety. “Creators are the heart and soul of Twitch, and as we continue to see more people finding their community on Twitch, now is the perfect time to add more support for global creators to our internal team,” said Michael Aragon — chief content officer at Twitch — in a statement of Knight’s hire. “Constance is an experienced and passionate leader who brings a wealth of knowledge from across the streaming industry. Her perspective will be invaluable in helping Twitch and its creators grow and thrive.” Knight — who did a nine-year tenure as YouTube’s head of content programs and partnerships for creator communities...

Jul 28, 2021

Legalities Shouldn't Block LeVar Burton's Efforts to Read Books to Kids via Live Stream

LeVar Burton — host of PBS’ Emmy-Award winning show “Reading Rainbow” and LeVar Burton Reads podcast — is striving to bring literacy enrichment to the public during this time of social distancing. However, due to legal complications with copyright infringement, he’s having trouble bringing his podcast to the live stream arena. The iconic host has been trying to figure out a way to start a live stream dedicated to children’s storytime by reading books aloud for everyone stuck inside during self-isolation, but he’ll need authors’ permission in order to read said stories. On Wednesday, he tweeted his idea go live with his podcast stating, “I’ve been busting my brain for about a week now trying to figure out how to do a live-streamed version of #LeVarBurtonReads.” I’ve been busting my brain for about a week now trying to figure out how to do a live-streamed version of #LeVarBurtonReads . I figured that during this difficult time I could contribute by reading aloud to folks who could use...

Mar 30, 2020