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Justin.tv to Discontinue Video Archiving and Premium Accounts

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It turns out no one was watching those videos, anyway. Live streaming company Justin.tv announced that it will discontinue video archiving after June 8. The reason is that over half of the archived videos had either no views or 1 view, a large majority had under 10 views. The appeal of Justin.tv is in live content, and once a broadcast is over, viewers aren't interested.

The change will impact streamers with free accounts and Premium accounts. And, by the way, Justin.tv noted, Premium accounts are going away, too. In a blog post, Justin.tv lead administrator Dylan Reichstadt said the company is planning to discontinue Premium accounts, but didn't give a date. The site, however, no longer offers a Premium sign-up option.

Justin.tv broadcasters who wish to save their archived videos have a week to download them.

Justin.tv is the parent company to gaming network Twitch. YouTube is rumored to be acquiring Twitch for $1 billion. A Twitch senior engineer delivered the keynote address for this year's Streaming Media East conference, and revealed that Twitch counts over 45 million unique viewers and over 1 billion unique broadcasters each month. The average Twitch viewer watches over 106 minutes of its content each day.

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