SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Twitter today announced it partnered with The Game Awards to live stream The Game Awards 2016, the first awards show to be streamed live on the platform. Produced and hosted by media entrepreneur Geoff Keighley, The Game Awards is an annual awards ceremony that unites video game industry creators, eSports champions, influencers and Hollywood names for a night of awards, exclusive game world premieres and musical performances.
Twitter will live stream The Game Awards 2016 at 5:30pm PST on December 1, 2016, in its entirety, free of charge, available worldwide to Twitter's logged-in and logged-out audience on Twitter and connected devices.
"Twitter is where gamers and awards show enthusiasts go to see and discuss what's happening," said Anthony Noto, Twitter's Chief Financial Officer. "The Game Awards 2016 on Twitter will bring together the live conversation and live broadcast of the gaming industry's biggest night all on one screen."
"We're excited to partner with Twitter to have The Game Awards 2016 be the first awards show to stream live on the platform," said Geoff Keighley, founder and Executive Producer of The Game Awards. "The Game Awards conversation already unfolds on Twitter. This unique partnership brings that commentary and the full live show broadcast together in one place on Twitter around the world."
The Game Awards will be the first awards show live streamed on Twitter, creating a unified experience for viewers to watch, Tweet and view commentary on gaming's biggest night. Live Twitter comments on breaking news and the results of Twitter user polls will be integrated into the broadcast as well.
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About The Game Awards
The Game Awards, created by Geoff Keighley, is an annual awards ceremony to honor outstanding artistic, technical and gameplay achievements in the video game industry. Spanning console, mobile and PC gaming, as well as eSports, The Game Awards is the first of a new breed of award shows, built from the ground up exclusively for global digital and streaming platforms. The Game Awards 2015 was seen by more than 7 million viewers around the world and is guided by an advisory board that includes the executive leadership teams from Activision (Eric Hirshberg, CEO), AMD (Dr. Lisa Su, CEO), Electronic Arts (Peter Moore, CCO), Microsoft (Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox), Nintendo of America (Reggie Fils-Aime, President), Rockstar Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment (Shawn Layden, Chairman, SIE Worldwide Studios), Telltale Games, (Steve Allison, SVP Publishing), Ubisoft (Yves Guillemot, CEO), Valve and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (David Haddad, President).
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