It’s likely you have heard of Justin.tv for one single reason, Twitch, which is the live streaming website dedicated to allowing broadcasters to stream gaming content, and has since overtook the Justin.tv service to becomes more than just a service, the company actually renamed itself to Twitch Interactive shortly after its success.
However there are a few problems that come with the success, the main one being that Justin.tv has been left underused and thus irrelevant. In order to free up that space, the site has today announced that it will be deleting all of the archived broadcasts that are stored on its servers over the next week, but will be allowing users to to export all of the past seven years worth of content before they do.
Here’s how the company broke the news in their blog post:
“Over the last few months, our staff has been reviewing data surrounding our archive and VOD (Video on Demand) system. We found that more than half of our VODs are unwatched (with 0 or 1 total views), while the vast majority are rarely watched (with 10 or less views). This data was essential in better understanding how our service is being used. Even when adding the direct upload to YouTube functionality, we found this feature was seldom used. It’s quite clear: JTV is a home for live broadcasts. Viewers come to justin.tv because they want to consume content and interact with their communities in real-time.”
“So, taking into consideration the above findings and countless discussions, we have concluded to remove all archiving after June 8, 2014. This means that live broadcasts will no longer be recorded.”
This also comes after Google was rumoured to be looking to acquire the company for $1 billion, which could be one of the main reasons for the sudden spring clean.
If you are looking to download some of your achieved content, it might be advisable to do it asap, as the service will be cutting off your ability to from June 8th.
Source: Justin.tv Blog