Last month five men behind pirate IPTV service ‘Flawless’ were sentenced to more than 30 years in prison. While the service generated millions in revenue, operations like this also cost a lot to run. So how much does it cost to buy pirate streams wholesale? Rent server infrastructure? Pay almost two dozen members of staff? Documents seen by TorrentFreak provide the answers.
Following an in-depth investigation and a five-year Premier League private prosecution, five men behind the UK’s largest-ever piracy service were sentenced last month to more than 30 years behind bars.
While other branded services were featured in the investigation, the focus was on Flawless IPTV and its operations between August 2016 and May 2018.
During this period, Flawless served around 42,000 customers direct, charging each around £10 per month. The service had around 100 resellers who were free to set their own prices. They sold to around 20,000 subscribers, with Flawless…