Tag Archives: Piracy

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 [...]

Illegal access to pay TV reached 11.8 million households in Latam in 2016

According to Dataxis research, pay TV piracy reached 7% of TV households in Latin America, with 11.8 million consumers. Total illegal access to pay TV could be positioned as the third largest player on the market, behind América Móvil and DirecTV. However, Dataxis predicts that piracy will maintain a slight downward trend in the future. [...]

Irdeto: Education could reduce Latam piracy

A new online survey from security provider Irdeto found that 70% of Latin American consumers polled in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico are watching pirated video content. Of those consumers who watch pirated video content, more than half (59%) said that knowing the damage piracy causes the content creation industry would make them watch less [...]

Piracy, poor ad rates lowering profitability of English GECs in India

Piracy as well as low advertisement revenue remain key challenges in the English entertainment segment in India. The country currently has 20 television channels that beam English-language content, a remarkable feat considering that Indian TV market is saturated with Hindi and regional language content. Demand for shows such as Homeland, House of Cards and Game [...]