XSplit Developer Acquires Premier Overlay Editor, Strexm, as Part of $10M Investment Strategy


Strexm and Stream Overlay Pro Joins Player.me and Challonge as XSplit Continues to Evolve its Platform – Strexm v2.0 to Debut at TwitchCon

LONDON – September 28, 2016 – SplitmediaLabs, the makers of industry-leading internet broadcast and live streaming software XSplit Gamecaster and XSplit Broadcaster, today announced the acquisition of popular live stream overlay management tool Strexm. With over 150k users, Strexm.tv is the premier cloud hosted overlay editor for the game live streaming market. Strexm plans to unveil their version 2.0 overlay editor at TwitchCon 2016 in San Diego. Version 2.0 of Strexm has been rebuilt from the ground up to provide the most efficient, dynamic and flexible overlay editor available to content creators.

The acquisition is part of SplitmediaLabs’ $10 million investment strategy to create a connected platform that provides content creators and players with flexible tools that help them to create the best broadcasts, events, tournaments and communities. Previously, SplitmediaLabs announced the acquisition of both Player.me and Challonge, which combined with XSplit and Strexm can count over 8 million registered users, 2 million unique monthly visitors, and 90,000+ tournaments created each month. Stream Overlay Pro, a stream overlay tool currently in development that enables tournament organizers to create and manage professional stream overlays, was also acquired by SplitmediaLabs, with its creator, Erick Rodriguez, joining the company to continue driving the development of the tool.

“My co-founder Jon Young and I are incredibly proud of what we’ve built with Strexm, and our market leadership came at the perfect time for alignment with the dominant broadcasting software, XSplit” said Gareth Reynolds, Co-founder, Strexm. “The team behind XSplit have an incredibly convincing vision for what it will evolve into, particularly following the acquisitions of Player.me and Challonge, and the fit was obvious. With these resources behind us, Strexm will continue to build into the premier stream overlay editor for video creators and, together with XSplit, morph into the next-generation platform for broadcasters, players, and fans to connect around their favorite games.”

The new Strexm v2.0, debuting at TwitchCon, will be a complete overhaul of the popular overlay management tool. With Strexm v2.0, you can level up your live stream by using Strexm’s beautiful and intuitive drag and drop overlay editor. You can now create a stunning overlay design without the need for photoshop or graphic design skills and easily import it into XSplit or OBS.

Strexm are also adding over 150 customisable overlays to their service, which are tailored around the latest titles, including Overwatch, Doom, League of Legends and more. They will now allow additional custom widgets and alerts. Broadcasters can also easily add overlay-designed polls, goals, labels, timers and more to their broadcast and create new opportunities for interactivity with their viewers. Whilst previously only supporting Twitch, Strexm will also offer support for Hitbox & YouTube Gaming, with support for Beam and other services coming soon after.

XSplit and Strexm logos can be found here. A new trailer showing off Strexm v2.0 can also be found here.

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About Strexm

Make your broadcast beautiful with Strexm, the premier cloud hosted live stream overlay editor for players. Featuring over 150 unique handcrafted overlays each with their own fully customisable widgets and alerts, Strexm is completely customisable, and supports popular games such as League of Legends, Overwatch, Hearthstone and more.

About SplitmediaLabs

SplitmediaLabs Limited is an innovative, Hong Kong-based software company specializing in the development of multimedia applications and technology. SplitmediaLabs has published extensive multimedia toolkits which have been licensed to some of the world’s most prominent companies, some of which are included in the Fortune 500 list. XSplit Broadcaster & XSplit Gamecaster are developed and published by SplitmediaLabs Limited.

About XSplit Broadcaster & XSplit Gamecaster

XSplit Gamecaster is the world’s easiest live streaming and recording solution, allowing for users to upload and share their greatest gaming moments to popular video services such as Twitch and YouTube, at just the click of a button. XSplit Broadcaster is one of the most popular and widely used applications for live Internet broadcasting, with a user base ranging from hobbyists to prominent professional casters in more than 150 countries. XSplit allows users to record or live stream.


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