Piracy


Pirate streaming devices on the rise in the Philippines

Over a third (34%) of Fillipino online consumers use illicit streaming devices (ISDs) to view pirated TV channels and VOD content. According to new research commissioned by the Asia Video Industry’s Association’s Coalition Against Piracy (AVIA CAP) and conducted by YouGov, this surge of ISDs in the country has also seen 66% of users access […]

Three Irish pubs ordered to pay Sky fines

Three Irish pubs have been ordered to pay damages for illegally showing Sky Sports in their venues. The River Lane, the Joshua Tree and the Bridge, all in Cork, have been fined €18,444, €17,500 and €14,688 respectively for publicly showing Sky broadcasts without a commercial licence. In addition, the venues have been made to pay […]

One in four US households engage in piracy, costing billions in lost revenue

Over a quarter of US broadband households engage in content piracy or account sharing, a new study has revealed. The report from Parks Associates entitled 360 Deep Dive: Account Sharing and Digital Piracy also found that pay-TV and OTT piracy along with account sharing will lead to US$9.1 billion (€8.1 billion) in lost revenue this […]

Irish court orders IP block of illegal EPL streams

Irish viewers who attempt to watch illegal streams of English Premier League (EPL) matches will find the service blocked, starting from the 2019/20 season.  The country has passed its first ever order compelling ISPs to block illegal live streams of matches. Ireland’s Commercial Court has ordered Eircom/Eir, Sky Ireland, Sky Subscriber Services, Virgin Media Ireland […]

French police arrest beinsport-streaming.com piracy ring

French police have broken up a Rennes-based piracy ring that was operating about 20 sites under an overarching platform named beinsport-streaming.com. The Groupe Cybercriminalité de la Section de Recherches de la Gendarmerie Nationale de Rennes led an investigation into the pirate operation following a joint complaint by pay TV operators Canal+, BeIN Sports and RMC […]

Arabsat is distributing beoutQ, French court rules

A French court has ruled that Saudi Arabia satellite provider Arabsat has been distributing alleged Saudi Arabia-backed pirate operation beoutQ. The case was brought forward by Qatari beIN Media Group, which was the original target of beoutQ’s piracy operation as a part of an ongoing trade dispute between the two nations. Arabsat has denied any […]

Anthony Joshua fight ‘most pirated boxing event ever’

Anthony Joshua’s shocking boxing defeat at the hands of Andy Ruiz Jr has broken records for piracy. According to digital piracy protection specialist Muso, over 13 million people watched the event live over illegal streams. The top platform for these illegal streams was YouTube with in excess of 93% of the audience share. The biggest […]

Czech police take down pirate streamers

A group of pirates who illegally streamed EPL football and other sports events have been tackled by Czech police. The exclusive broadcast rights to these events are held by Digi CZ, and the company confirmed on Tuesday that the group had been taken care of. This is the second time this year that Digi has […]

bcom and Viaccess-Orca partner up to detect video piracy

Viaccess-Orca a subsidiary of the Orange Group, is partnering with b<>com to advance the development in piracy tracking watermarking, specifically in streaming. Piracy has had seen significant increases in the streaming age. According to a beIN Sports survey, 3.5 million people in France use illegal streaming sites to watch soccer matches, costing €400 million in […]

BeIN Media hails US government reports slamming BeoutQ

Middle East pay TV operator BeIN Media has hailed the US government’s publication of two reports condemning pirate broadcaster BeoutQ. Last week the he Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published  the 2019 Special 301 Report, which identifies governments that fail to protect and enforce intellectual property around the world and  the 2018 […]

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