Hot Five: StreamElements launches SE VideoDrop Live, third Yogscast member steps down, and Huya's Q2 growth

Hot Five: StreamElements launches SE VideoDrop Live, third Yogscast member steps down, and Huya's Q2 growth

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Twitch CEO apologises to Ninja following pornography recommendation on his old channel

Twitch CEO Emmett Shear has spoken out after pornographic content was promoted via the channel URL previously belonging to Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins.

Updates to YouTube copyright policy aim to help creators avoid claims from copyright holders

YouTube has announced updates to its copyright policies that can stop copyright holders putting in claims for videos that contain short clips of their music.

New StreamElements tool allows brands to schedule content premieres across multiple platforms

StreamElements has officially launched SE VideoDrop Live, a new tool that gives brands the power to plan and schedule live premieres of content across multiple platforms.

Chinese platform Huya reports growth in Q2 as live-streaming in the region expands

The platform's Q2 report, released on Tuesday, cited a 93.6 per cent increase in total revenue. Huya also noted a 57.3 per cent rise in monthly active users.

Third member of Yogscast steps down following reports of inappropriate fan interactions

A Yogscast creator has stepped down from the company following ongoing reports of inappropriate behaviour directed towards fans. Paul 'Sjin' Sykes is the third person to leave the company in the last two months.


Danielle Partis is editor of and former editor of She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. Prior to Steel Media, she wrote about music and games at Team Rock.


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