Amazon’s Twitch says, a Russian company drops suit over pirated content

FILE PHOTO: A twitch at the sign-in screen, it is to be seen on application at the offices of Twitch Interactive, Inc., a social-video platform and gaming community is owned by Amazon, based in San Francisco, California, USA, on March 6, 2017. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Amazon’s Twitch said on Wednesday that Russia’s Rambler, the Group had withdrawn its claim against the streaming service because of alleged piracy of broadcasts of the English Premier League.

No financial compensation is asked or paid for, Twitch added in a statement.

A Russian court on Monday blocked the Twitch is the entrance to the English Premier League football broadcasts of Russia’s Rambler media group, said that it would be a challenge to the Amazon site for a 180-billion roubles ($2.88 billion), on a pirate broadcast.

On Tuesday, the Russian watchdog said that it planned to block the Twitch after the company had made the illegal sport of content.

Reporting Nadezhda Tsydenova; written by Anton Kolodyazhnyy

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