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
MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian court has blocked access to its English Premier League broadcasts through Amazon’s Twitch has been following Russia’s Rambler media group said it would protest the service for streaming video on the pirate’s broadcast, the news agency TASS reported.
Rambler plans to continue using the Twitch for a 180-billion roubles ($2.82 billion) in a Russian court for what it said were 36,000 cases in which the Twitch was being violated are the rights to broadcast the world cup, the newspaper Kommersant reported earlier on Monday.
The Moscow city Court, said that it was going to be to hear the case on Dec. 20. It said the “interim measures” ahead of the hearing, but did not provide further details.
Amazon did not immediately reply to a request for comment. Rambler, confirmed his plans to continue using the Twitch for the damage and said it was holding discussions with the department about the possibility of a settlement deal.
“In our case, the Twitch is to defend our exclusive rights to broadcast the English Premier League matches, and we will continue to fight against the pirates broadcast,” said Mikhail Gershkovich, head of the Rambler, a Group of sports projects.
“We are currently holding talks with Twitch to sign a settlement agreement. The service has given us tools in the fight against pirate broadcasts, and now we’re here to talk about the damages between August and November,” he said.
The court said that it was not in a position to comment on the size of the case.
“When it comes to the total sum of the suit, was represented by external lawyers, who are actively involved in the case. The sum total of the technical, and to the maximum extent possible. It will have to be adjusted,” Gershkovich said.
Reporting Nadezhda Tsydenova, Anton Kolodyazhnyy, and Anton Zverev; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Jan Harvey