Europol and Eurojust target pirated IPTV services across Europe

The European police cooperation agency Europol announced last Wednesday the closure of an illegal streaming platform for films and series that was operating in Switzerland, where three people were arrested and eight bank accounts seized.

Police dismantled eleven servers in four countries: Germany, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland. This network would have allowed the illegal distribution of more than 82,000 films and series protected by copyright. As part of the transaction, the KBoxServ site was seized. He was promoting an Android box called Kbox.

“Welcome to the world of KboxServ, the box with Android TV that allows you to watch high-definition multimedia content on your TV in resolutions up to 4K”, we read on the site which now displays a very different home page, which can be seen below.

According to the European Union’s judicial cooperation unit, Eurojust, more than 20,000 families have received content via this Kbox. The loss for the beneficiaries was estimated at more than 1.9 million euros. U.S. pay-TV channels and movie studios have warned authorities of copyright infringing activity.

Europol and Eurojust step up efforts to tackle copyright infringement

Another case was also revealed, and here of pirated IPTV service, which suffered the same fate. Eurojust announced that more than 5,550 servers have been dismantled in a dozen countries in Europe. They have been used for the illegal distribution of movies, as well as for live television, in addition to numerous sports broadcasts.

Over 5,550 servers deleted in major new action against #pay TV fraud. # Eurojust coordination action in Italy & ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น, blocking movie and sports streaming services without paying copyright fees.

– Eurojust (@Eurojust) November 11, 2020

Online streaming services using the IPTV protocol have been blocked for customers in Italy. They were paying subscriptions at very low prices. The Italian authorities have arrested a person suspected of being the driving force behind these illicit activities. According to Eurojust, this activity has already generated more than 10.7 million euros.

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