In not-so unsurprising news, Italian authorities claim to have busted one of the world’s biggest pirate streaming networks. The authorities have concluded an investigation into a reseller of pirated IPTV. Along with the 70-year old owner, more than 1,800 IPTV consumers are facing fines and possible court hearings.
In the last few years, Italian authorities have investigated multiple IP crimes and dedicated huge resources to financial crimes.
According to a new announcement from Guardia di Finance (the unit that tracked the pirated IPTV reseller), the accused man was selling unlicensed content from Disney+, DAZN, Mediaset Premium, and Sky. The man was running two IPTV services under the name of TVSStreamingItalia and IPTVPanamaCity.
Over 1,800 IPTV subscribers are facing charges for streaming illegal content on their smart devices. These users have MAC addresses and used direct bank transfers or credit cards to pay for the IPTV service. That has allowed the investigators to identify the customers.
This isn’t the first time we are seeing Italian authorities going hard on IPTV providers. At the start of this year, Italian police ran the huge Operation Blackout to bust a major IPTV network in the country. It took over 200 specialists from 11 departments to bust the whole operation successfully. It effectively closed doors on 80% of Italian IPTV resellers.
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