Streaming Ubisoft E3 2018 event disabled YouTube ‘Live streaming’ for many
Update (June 23): Turns out the problem is not completely fixed, as some users are still facing it. The info comes courtesy of one our readers who informed us about this in a tweet.
@PiunikaWeb Just read the article you published on the #UbiE3 streaming problem, unfortunately its still being dealt with, some people are getting solutions quicker than others, I have been 11 days without the ability to stream again thanks to this.
— Moody (@UnrealDman) June 22, 2018
Original story follows:
Ubisoft E3 2018 event which focused on some existing and upcoming games, ended up troubling many YouTube users – streaming the event costed them a Live streaming ban of 90 days.
What’s baffling is that YouTube Live streaming got disabled without any Copyright or Community Guidelines strike, which means, the affected users can’t even file an appeal against the ban. And all this, just for watching Ubisoft’s conference.
Today, June 11, around 4:50pm CST we received a message during our Ubisoft E3 reaction livestream saying we received an issue and the stream would be stopped. Upon preparing for another stream half an hour later, I noticed I wasn’t able to start a stream. Going to the Statuses and Features page I see streaming is disabled. I took several steps to find out why and how to enable it and the Google Support page showed us it was due to a Community Guidelines strike… but the Statuses and Features page shows no strikes. This also means, as far as I can tell, we have no means of fixing the issue, as I am not able to appeal unless there is a strike listed.
Following the rising number of complaints, came a statement from YouTube this morning saying:
If you were live streaming Ubisoft’s event today, looks like they are aware and working to resolve it.
The link shared in the aforementioned statement heads to Ubisoft’s reply to one of the affected users on Twitter, confirming that the problem is being worked on.
Hey there, sorry for any issues you may have had, this was not intended and we're working to resolve it ASAP. Thanks.
— Ubisoft (@Ubisoft) June 12, 2018
We hope Ubisoft fixes the issue soon. Rest assured, we’ll update as and when that happens.
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