Korea Has Fined Twitch For Suspending Services in the Country

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Twitch Fined $327,000 for Withdrawing from South Korean Market

Recently, an article published revealed that the ‘Korea Telecommunications Commission’ had determined the relatively sudden withdrawal of Twitch ‘violated local telecommunications business law by undermining the interests of users.’

Specifically, the fine has been handed to Twitch because the company is blocking VOD access in the country.

Twitch cited confidentiality obligations when pressed by the KTC to provide justifiable reasons for initially limiting the ‘maximum viewing quality’ in South Korea.

Since removing its services from Twitch, the likes of YouTube, Kick.com, and AfreecaTV have taken up most of the market.

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