Twitch has partnered with The Pokemon International to stream its longest marathon to date
Hundreds of hours of Pokemon content is headed to Twitch. The social video platform will stream 16 movies and 19 seasons from “Pokemon: The Series.” The marathon is the result of a partnership between Twitch and the Pokemon International that will see 932 episodes livestreamed in several different marathons taking place from August 27, 2018 and continuing into 2019. This marks the single longest programmatic viewing event to stream on Twitch, which has been home to marathons of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” “Painting with Bob Ross,” and “Doctor Who” among others.
Jane Weedon, Director of Business Development at Twitch, says it was the warm response the company received when the Amazon-owned company celebrated the brand’s 20th anniversary in February of 2016, that led to the new partnership.
“To continue to support this beloved property, our upcoming Pokémon: The Series viewing event–which is in partnership with The Pokémon Company International–marks our most ambitious block of animated programming to date in terms of duration and content,” said Weedon. “Making it even more special, an overlay created using our exclusive Extensions product will let viewers collect Pokémon when they appear on-screen for the ultimate interactive viewing experience.
In addition to the content, using the Twitch-exclusive Extensions product, the broadcast will feature an interactive overlay that allows viewers to virtually collect Pokémon badges.
The viewing event begins with the first season, Pokémon: Indigo League, on August 27 at 10:00 AM PDT for Twitch audiences in US, Canada, Europe, LATAM, and Australia. All content will be viewable on the Twitch Presents channel and dubbed on its companion channels in French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Brazilian Portuguese.