Tag Archives: Piracy

Hollywood studios and OTT services score victory in piracy case

TickBox TV, a manufacturer of streaming TV devices, agreed to pay USD 25 million to settle a lawsuit from major Hollywood studios and OTT services, which accused the company of facilitate copyright infringement. TickBox also agreed to stop providing software that allows users to access pirated content, and to disable any such software within 24 [...]

Colombia warns about online piracy

The Colombian Government lost more than USD 200 million in 2017 due to online piracy and sub-reporting, according to data unveiled by representatives of The Alliance Against Pay TV Piracy, the Attorney General’s Office, the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC) and the National Television Authority (ANTV). Specifically, Colombia lost USD 184 million for taxes [...]

Irdeto: P2P piracy still dominant for movies and TV

Consumers who prefer piracy over legal video sites are ensuring that peer-to-peer (P2P) piracy continues to be the major method of accessing illegal copies of movies and TV shows, according to new research from content security provider Irdeto. The research looked at P2P and web video trends in 19 high piracy countries such as US, [...]

Nine arrested for Pay TV piracy in Argentina

The police of the province of Buenos Aires, in Argentina, arrested nine people who were illegally distributing Pay TV, internet and telephony through set-top boxes (STB) and modems stolen from companies of the sector. The people were employees of outsourced companies that worked for telecommunication operators. Through a parallel company they charged AR$ 1,500 (USD [...]

Pirate services stop offering content after police operation in Chile

After the raids carried out by Chiles Investigative Police (PDI) that resulted in the detention of ten people, users reported on Facebook that popular pirate IPTV service Megaplay has lost all its Chilean channels as well as several HD channels. Users also reported that pirate subscription service IPTV Chile is down, Alianza contra la Piratería [...]

Chile strikes major blow against piracy

Chiles Crime Investigation Brigade of Intellectual Property arrested at least 10 people that were illegally delivering content from pay TV programmers. The operation is considered one of the most important in the region in the battle against piracy. The Chilean authorities carried out this action based on a criminal complaint filed in 2017 by Fox [...]

Pay TV asks for regulatory changes to combat piracy in Chile

Content providers, pay TV operators and technology suppliers that are part of the Alianza contra la Piratería de Televisión Paga (Alliance Against Pay TV Piracy) asked the Chilean government for progress in the approval of the bill that modifies the General Telecommunications Law in order to establish sanctions against illegal TV offer. The request came [...]

Fox launched a campaign to raise awareness of pay TV piracy among children in Latin America

Fox Latin America is launching an audiovisual campaign addressed to children against illegal connections to pay TV and access to apocryphal content. It is called Antipiracy League and consists of contents for the screen and other actions out of it, such as workshops in schools in the region. The campaign on screen consists of three [...]

Six arrested for pay TV piracy in Spain

The Spanish Police and Europol have arrested six individuals suspected of selling devices to illegally access pay TV networks with movies, series and sporting events, Europa Press reported. According to the news agency, the devices used to pirate the content, under the brand Web TV, were developed by a company based in Galicia and had [...]

“The TV industry needs to take a holistic approach to win the fight against piracy”

Prior to his participation in NexTV Series Mexico & Central America, Raúl Lucas, Regional Director North Latam of Nagra, spoke with NexTV News Latam about online piracy in Latin America and the tools to combat this problem. -How has online piracy evolved in Latin America? In Latin America, the downloading or viewing of pirated audiovisual [...]