OREANDA-NEWS. Rambler Internet Holding LLC, part of the Rambler Group, has filed a lawsuit against Twitch streaming service for distributing pirated broadcasts of football matches of the English Premier League. Claims include the recovery of compensation in the amount of 180 billion, the Russian newspaper reported.

In 2019, the Rambler Group acquired exclusive rights to broadcast the English Premier League football matches in Russia, the platform for this is the online cinema Okko. The contract is signed for a period of three years.

“Due to the fact that we detected a significant number of cases of illegal broadcasts on Twitch, we were forced to go to court with Twitch Interactive to stop the spread of pirated broadcasts”, Rambler Group sports project manager Mikhail Gershkovich confirmed to the media. The claim of Rambler Internet Holding LLC against Twitch Interactive will be considered in the Moscow City Court on December 20. As the source explained, the amount of 180 billion rubles was formed as a result of multiplying the number of alleged illegal views on Twitch broadcasts of the English Premier League - 36 thousand - by the maximum amount of compensation of 5 million rubles.