We suggest that you apply the p2p method to Korean Twitch and restore 1080p quality.
I am a Korean Twitch user.
Not long ago, the maximum video quality for watching Twitch in Korea was fixed at 720p.
I heard that the reason was that the cost of using the network in Korea was a burden to the operation.
In addition, I understand that Korea's new network fee bill has made it even more burdensome.
Koreans fully understand this and are opposed to Korea's additional network usage fee bill.
As a result, there is a prevailing expectation that this bill will be difficult to pass due to opposition from the National Assembly even in Korea.
Anyway, apart from that, I would like to say that 1080p quality is almost essential in Korea.
Currently, Korean Twitch has achieved remarkable growth, solidifying its position as the No. 1 streaming company in Korea, and its image both internally and externally is very good.
Almost all of the famous game streamers in Korea are broadcasting on Twitch.
However, after the recent 720p quality, there has been talk between them that they may be forced to move to another platform.
Because 1080p quality is almost essential for streaming AAA games coming out in the second half of '22 and in the future.
They have deep concerns that broadcasting will not be able to remain competitive without 1080p quality.
Accordingly, what I would like to suggest to Twitch is to restore the 1080p quality, but to officially apply the p2p method that was tested.
Currently, Korean Twitch users fully understand why the p2p method is inevitably necessary.
And we are very happy with the current Twitch and agree to accept some revenue model to cover our network fees.
Therefore, we look forward to providing positive feedback on 1080p recovery to our livelihood partner streamers and Korean Twitch users in the near future.
I'm definitely willing to pay for Twitch Turbo every month to get 1080p ad-free streams, in fact I was even going to buy Twitch Turbo just now but the fact that one of the big benefits of Turbo (60 day past broadcast storage vs 7 or 14) is completely useless because my own broadcasts aren't even stored, not to mention clips (a huge part of twitch) and streamers' VODs are unavailable made me reconsider.
Please consider at least trialing the model, subscription services are very very widespread in Korea and I have no doubt a large part of the millions of Twitch viewers and especially streamers in Korea will happily pay for Turbo to get 1080p streaming and VOD functionality.
I agree. I think it would be better to let p2p or twitch turbo see 1080p only on Korean servers. Now, Korean Twitch users are missing.