The streaming service that started life in 2014 as Twitch.tv is attempting to bring its VegasLive show back to the platform, a person familiar with the matter told BuzzFeed News.
The person, who requested anonymity because the negotiations are confidential, told BuzzFeed that a new VegasLive stream will be launched at some point in the future.
While the person said that the company was “really excited” to be bringing back the show, it was not clear when the new stream would happen.
The VegasLive format had been scrapped after a lengthy battle between the company and major streaming companies.
In July, Twitch’s parent company, Dish Network, announced that the live event would be canceled.
The streaming platform’s move came after Dish Network dropped plans to broadcast the show in 2021 and 2022.
A new Vegas Live would have been a welcome opportunity to showcase the company’s new live video-on-demand service, but the show never appeared on the streaming service’s main website.
That left Twitch with only two platforms to use: YouTube and Twitch.
A video hosted by the company on Twitch.TV on July 5, 2019, shows the opening of a new livestream in 2018.
“We are so excited to be back on the platform,” the video states.
“With more and more people sharing their stories and creating their own content on Twitch, it’s clear that the world is listening to the community.”
BuzzFeed News reached out to Dish Network for comment on the VegasLive plans but did not receive a response in time for publication.
A spokesperson for Dish Network declined to comment, saying that the show would not be streamed on Dish’s platforms.
The show was originally scheduled to debut in 2018, but it has since been delayed to 2020 and 2021.
The Nevada Gaming Commission, which regulates gaming in the state, ruled in June that the Vegas Live show should be canceled due to its “poor audience” ratings and other concerns.
A July 2018 report from the Nevada Gaming Authority (NVGA) revealed that nearly 50% of Nevadans surveyed did not watch the show.
The NVGA also cited the lack of a dedicated video player, a lack of dedicated sponsors and a lack a dedicated Twitch.
The report also revealed that fewer than 5% of those who watched the show said they felt the show was entertaining.
On Tuesday, Dish said it would be bringing its Vegas Live to a Twitch.com livestream starting in 2020.
“The VegasLive is going to be on Twitch,” the company wrote in an email to BuzzFeed News on Wednesday.
“Its coming and its coming soon.