France gets Twitch infrastructure upgrade, as company eyes other regions for expansion

Broadcast platform Twitch announced today that they're expanding their infrastructure in Paris, France to help deliver more capacity to Europe.

The new Paris point of presence follows four other expansions in the area, including the addition of Prague, in the past three months.

"As the only live video platform catering solely to the entire video game ecosystem, it's important that our community has a seamless broadcasting and spectating experience," Stuart Saw, Regional Director, EMEA, Twitch, said in a prepared statement. "With a new point of presence in Paris, it's definitely going to improve the Twitch experience for our friends in France. Because streaming is an international phenomenon being driven by Twitch, we are also laser-focused on rolling out similar infrastructure expansions and upgrades in other popular broadcasting hubs."

Last year, Twitch secured a $20 million Series C investment to, in part, prepare its infrastructure for the launches of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, both of which support the viewing and broadcasting of gameplay video streams. The company announced earlier this month that they were expanding their game streaming service to Android and iOS devices. The first mobile game to use the service, which supports both the streaming of gameplay and live video, was the iOS version of racing game Asphalt 8: Airborne from Gameloft.

In the U.S., Twitch is the fourth highest network commanding peak internet traffic, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report. Netflix, Google and Apple take the top three spots.

You can read more about the explosive growth of Twitch and gameplay watching in our feature from earlier this month.

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