Twitch Acquires Streaming Rights to “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”




Twitch the Amazon owned streaming service best known for live gaming streams is continuing to expand. In the past Twitch has done live streams of PBS classics like “Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting,” “Julia Child’s The French Chef,” and “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.” Now Twitch is getting rights to “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”.

Starting May 15th at 12pm PST Twitch will start a marathon of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”.

“Mister Rogers not only brings a different type of show into the mix, but it is coming at a time when the importance of PBS is very topical,” Jane Weedon, Director of Business Development at Twitch, tells TechCrunch. “While all of this retro content taps into the appeal of nostalgic programming, the other connecting threads are that these hosts are highly relatable and traffic in optimism,” she says.

This adds to a growing lineup of non gaming events and shows Twitch has streamed including Last years presidential conventions.

Twitch is a free streaming service and is available on laptops and PC, iOS, Android, Roku, Fire TV, Nvidia Shield, Xbox One, PlayStation, and Chromecast.

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