One of the very first live TV sites, Justin.tv, has been shuttered.
Justin.tv was officially renamed Twitch Interactive Inc. in February of 2014. A few months later, as VentureBeat confirmed on July 24, Twitch was acquired by Google for $1 billion.
”Since we are now making Twitch the focus of the company’s resources, I wanted to ensure you saw we just closed Justin.tv,” says Twitch spokesperson Chase (he goes by his first name only) in an email to VentureBeat minutes ago.
From the Justin.tv website: “Unfortunately that means we need to shut down Justin.tv. We thank all of our broadcasters and viewers for 7 years of live video memories.”
“We are immensely proud of Justin.tv’s legacy. Not only is it the birthplace of Twitch, but it was the pioneer of live video on the Internet,” said Kevin Lin, COO, Twitch.
“It holds a special place in our hearts, as well as a special place in the history of the Internet, and will be missed.”