A 30-year-old Dutchman is suspected of being a key player in a multi-million euro pirate IPTV operation, which served over a million subscribers. The defendant asked to be released pending trial but is considered a flight risk, so the request was denied. Tapped conversations suggest that the man planned to restart the pirate IPTV business and flee to Morocco.
In recent years, many people have canceled their expensive cable subscriptions, opting to use cheaper Internet TV instead.
Those who choose the cheapest plans often end up at pirate services. These may work flawlessly for years, until they suddenly don’t.
Fiscal Police Raid IPTV Service
Last May, Dutch fiscal police (FIOD) landed a major success in the battle against this type of piracy by shutting down one of Europe’s largest IPTV operations. This wasn’t just a random target either. The operation presumably offered its services to countless smaller IPTV sellers, which…