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Blizzard Sues Second Korean Network Over Unlicensed StarCraft: Brood War Broadcasts

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Blizzard had filed a lawsuit in South Korea against MBCPlus Media, which operates the MBCGame television network and airs professional StarCraft: Brood War leagues and tournaments.

Now, Blizzard has sued OnGameNetwork (OGN) for broadcasting an unauthorized Brood War league. (translation via TeamLiquid.net). The situation is a bit different from the MBCGame lawsuit because OGN had successfully negotiated for a broadcast sub-license from Gretech for a previous competition. Read more »

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Blizzard Sues Korean Television Network Over Unauthorized StarCraft: Brood War Tournament

Back in May, Blizzard signed an exclusive deal with Gretech in South Korea to carry and sub-license broadcast rights to its games including StarCraft: Brood War and StarCraft II. Companies that had been running Brood War tournaments and broadcasting them were required to negotiate terms with Gretech in order to continue legally, according to Blizzard and Gretech.

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