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DISH Wins $31m Judgment & Injunction Against Pirate IPTV Service & Resellers * TorrentFreak


IPTVAs reported by TF back in March, DISH Network filed a huge lawsuit against pirate IPTV provider ChitramTV.

The complaint also named Dinesh Vigneswaran, the alleged owner of ChitramTV Canada, who allegedly does business from the Chitram.ca website. DISH claimed that ChitramTV obtained its broadcasts and streams, transferred them to its own servers, and then rebroadcasted them to subscribers of the Chitram service.

ChitramTV was accused of distributing, selling and promoting ‘Chitram’ set-top boxes and subscription packages containing more than 500 live TV channels and 10,000 movies, both directly to users and through a network of resellers, including Vigneswaran.

In an effort to shut the service down, DISH said it sent at least 134 copyright infringement notices to Chitram between July 2014 and November 2015. In December 2015, Chitram reportedly “temporarily ceased” transmitting DISH content but by December 2017, it was back online.

All direct complaints were ignored so…

You can read the full Torrent Freak article here

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