Aug 27, 2014

Important Reminder: Past Broadcasts Removed Today

As announced 20 days ago, at 2pm PDT today, August 27th, the next steps in our VOD storage system will begin to take place.

Past broadcasts will begin to be removed from Twitch servers. This also marks the beginning of the new VOD storage system:

  • Past broadcasts will now be saved for 14 days for all broadcasters,

  • And 60 days for Twitch Turbo subscribers and members of the Twitch Partner Program.

If you would like to keep your past broadcasts, you can easily export them to YouTube or create highlights with our new Video Manager. Additionally, you can save locally right when you start broadcasting.

These changes take us one step closer to our ultimate goal: to deliver the highest quality video across multiple platforms. As we mentioned three weeks ago, the new VOD system will support the features you’ve requested, like:

  • Better VOD quality of service for international viewers,

  • The ability to watch VODs on mobile and other platforms,

  • Secure storage of past broadcasts (triple redundancy),

  • And more.

This is an incredibly exciting time for Twitch, and we’re thrilled to have your support! Thank you for for patience and your understanding while we work to create the best broadcasting experience for you and your communities.

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