It’s Morphin Time! Twitch Announces Power Rangers Marathon

All 831 episodes of the classic live action superhero franchise will
air on Twitch beginning March 14

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Social video platform Twitch
today announced it will host a 17-day marathon of the iconic Saban’s Power
Rangers
TV series, spanning 23 seasons and featuring all 831
episodes. The marathon will power up on March 14 at 11:00am PDT
and end on March 30. It will be live streamed on twitch.tv/TwitchPresents,
the new home on Twitch for programmatic TV marathons.


The marathon will also have features for viewers and broadcasters unique
to Twitch. Viewers who subscribe to the TwitchPresents
channel will receive access to exclusive Power Rangers-themed
emotes, while streamers will be able to co-stream the marathon.
Co-streaming enables streamers to add their own commentary over the
video being broadcast or to quietly enjoy it with only their own
community members in chat. The result is a more personalized, social
experience for their communities.

“Guided by feedback from our community, Twitch has been focusing on
content beyond gaming that nurtures the culture around their interests,
whether it be anime, art, cooking, or pop culture, in general,” said
Annie Berrones, Product Marketing Director at Twitch. “As an
iconic sci-fi, superhero franchise that achieved legacy status over the
past two decades, Power Rangers fits right into our community’s
wheelhouse.”

After the hit series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers launched in
1993, Saban’s Power Rangers quickly became the most-watched
children’s television program and is one of the longest-running kids
action series in television history, becoming a pop culture phenomenon.
Each series follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teenagers who
morph into superheroes and save the world from evil. In their
color-coded suits, the heroes gain special powers and the ability to
pilot space vehicles, called Zords, to traverse the galaxy and defeat
alien antagonists. A live action feature film, Saban’s Power Rangers,
will be released by Lionsgate and Saban Brands on March 24, 2017.

Saban’s Power Rangers joins a growing list of TV programming that
has aired on Twitch to positive community reception. This includes
single episodes from modern day shows like Silicon Valley (HBO), Mr.
Robot
(USA Network), and several of Amazon’s pilots, to marathons of
classic shows, such as Julia Child’s The French Chef, Bob Ross’ The
Joy of Painting
, and the Pokémon animated series.

For information about Twitch, visit the company blog,
Twitter
feed
, Facebook
page
, and Press
Center
. For information about TwitchCon 2017, Twitch’s annual
community celebration, visit www.TwitchCon.com.

About Twitch
Twitch
is the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers.
Each day, millions of community members gather to watch, talk, and chat
about shared interests. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of both
live and on-demand distribution for all types of content, including the
entire video game ecosystem, the creative arts, vlogging (IRL), and
more. Twitch also runs TwitchCon,
the annual convention for celebrating the Twitch community. For more
information about Twitch, visit our Press
Center
, Twitter
feed
(#Twitch), and Blog.

About Saban’s Power Rangers
Saban’s Power Rangers franchise
is the brainchild of Haim Saban, creator and producer of the original
“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers hit series that launched in 1993.
Following its introduction, “Power Rangers” quickly became the
most-watched children’s television program in the United States and
remains one of the top-rated and longest running kids live-action series
in television history. The series follows the adventures of a group of
ordinary teens who morph into superheroes and save the world from evil.
It is seen in more than 150 markets, translated into numerous languages
and a favorite on many key international children’s programming blocks
around the world. For more information, visit www.powerrangers.com.

Contacts

Twitch
Chase,
415-810-0995
PR Director
chase@twitch.tv
@chasejustchase

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