Live streaming is without a doubt the hottest trend of 2017, and Condriac’s in-house
initiative, Condriac Live, aspires to be at the forefront of eSports and live streaming
entertainment in South Africa. Streaming has taken over the world in the last few
months, with most smartphone apps now having the capability to go “live’ and
broadcast video to viewers globally. TwitchTV is the biggest streaming platform
available, and when Amazon bought the company for a whopping $970 Million
eyebrows were raised across the entertainment industry. TwitchTV allows anyone with
an internet connection the ability to stream gameplay, talk shows or tutorials to a
voraciously hungry online audience.
It is clear to eagle-eyed marketers and business people that Twitch and gaming, in
general, is the new hot spot. The gaming industry is worth more than the film and
music industry combined. Before the scramble to latch on to these platforms reaches
a fever pitch, leading Johannesburg integrated communication agency, Condriac, has
taken the plunge into live streaming on Twitch.
“Condriac has always sought to be at the forefront of the digital media industry,
identifying and jumping on trends that we see being significant in the future,’ said
CEO Keshia Patchiappen.
The Condriac Live initiative was thus created to fill a gap in an entirely untapped
market. The agency has created a full-time TwitchTV channel manned by one of their
own, Kyle Singh. Kyle is no stranger to gaming, he started playing on his father’s
computer when he was just four years old and it’s an open secret in the office that
Kyle’s first love has always been video-games. Together with a production team, there
has already been a considerable investment into the Twitch stream, with high-end
production equipment being purchased and sponsors eager to get on board. When
questioned about this groundbreaking endeavour, Kyle says, “I’m honestly living in
dreamland at the moment, as being a streamer has been one of my goals for the
longest time. I’m thankful for Condriac’s investment into this project and I’m eager to
As the Twitch channel is still in a fledgling state, the main focus is on consistency.
Condriac Live wants to dominate the local streaming scene and is happy to take the
long road. Despite the channel being live for just one month, the team has already
been approached by Twitch for Affiliate status, allowing users to donate or subscribe
to the stream and thus creating a revenue channel. Kyle and the streaming team have
also held the first of what they assure us are many more 24-hour live streams, where
gamers stay up all night and all day to showcase new game releases.
Being the first of its kind in the South African context, Condriac Live will be positioned
as thought leaders and pioneers of this movement.
Gary Meyer, Condriac’s managing partner, says, “As the first movers, we are provided
with an incredible opportunity to reach an enormous database of like-minded
consumers. Through the Twitch platform, we believe there is unlimited potential to
reach with audiences like never before. Condriac will be announcing Condriac Live’s
first official sponsors soon.’
To tune in to the CondriacLive on weekdays from 09h00 to 17h00, stream here