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UPC DTH pirates convicted

Investigations in the Czech Republic and Slovakia have resulted in convictions for card sharing-based piracy of pay TV operator UPC DTH’s freeSAT offering.

Two full investigations were conducted with police authorities and the anti-piracy and forensics unit of conditional access provider Irdeto, supplier to UPC DTH and member of the Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance.

Following prosecution, defendants in both cases pleaded guilty and have accepted the settlements requiring them to pay UPC DTH several thousand Euros in compensation.