Gaming

Meet Hannah Bryan, AKA NoisyButters, the 24-year-old gaming superstar

24-year-old Hannah Bryan — known online to her 500,000 YouTube subscribers and 80,000 Twitch followers as NoisyButters — thinks it’s funny to look at her success as an online creator and gamer, and then compare it to how her dad used to yell at her to turn off the Xbox late at night.

“I’d say, ‘No Dad, you don’t get it! I’m really good at this, one day it’s going to be my job!'” Bryan told In The Know. “And he said, ‘Haha! Sure it is.'”

Twitch is an online streaming platform where people like Bryan can record themselves playing video games. “It’s real time, you talk to them in a chat and you play games with them,” she said. Gamers can make money off of Twitch, depending on their viewership, subscriber numbers and donations. 

In 2019 Twitch had 3.7 million monthly streamers, 1.2 million average concurrent viewers and had

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Gaming TV Network VENN Lines Up Distribution Partners for August Launch

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As traditional cable programmers struggle, startup VENN is stepping up to the plate with a business model the founders of the live-streaming video-game entertainment network say is custom-built for the over-the-top era.

For the Aug. 5 launch, VENN will make its 24-hour, free-to-watch linear network available on Amazon’s Twitch, YouTube, Facebook Gaming and Twitter. In addition, the company says, it will be coming to dedicated channels on connected-TV platforms representing more than 30 million U.S. households, including Vizio’s smart TVs, Comcast’s Xumo streaming service, Sinclair’s STIRR and DistroTV.

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VENN, the Video Game Entertainment and News Network, is in talks for additional distribution deals with OTT platforms as well as traditional and internet pay-TV providers, said Ben Kusin, co-founder and co-CEO. VENN’s programming, totaling 21 hours of original shows per week at launch, will also be available directly on its website

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