People find it strange there is a gigantic market for watching others play video games… to the extent that the live video game internet broadcast network, Twitch, is rumored to have been acquired for $1 billion dollars: http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/18/googleyoutube-reportedly-set-to-buy-twitch-for-over-1-billion/ But what’s even stranger is the company was originally founded in 2007 as Justin.TV and funded by the most reputable incubator in the world, Y Combinator, as a website that did nothing else but broadcast the life of an unknown person, 24/7, named Justin Kan. Feels like one of the best pivots in broadcast history.

People find it strange there is a gigantic market for watching others play video games… to the extent that the live video game internet broadcast network, Twitch, is rumored to have been acquired for $1 billion dollars:

http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/18/googleyoutube-reportedly-set-to-buy-twitch-for-over-1-billion/

But what’s even stranger is the company was originally founded in 2007 as Justin.TV and funded by the most reputable incubator in the world, Y Combinator, as a website that did nothing else but broadcast the life of an unknown person, 24/7, named Justin Kan.

Feels like one of the best pivots in broadcast history.