While the continued proliferation of cheap albeit illegal pirate IPTV subscriptions is a problem for Sky, the broadcaster’s engagement with governments suggests that allocation of public crime-fighting resources would make things more manageable.
A public/private partnership featuring Sky and police forces across England has seen significant resources deployed to tackle various players in the IPTV ecosystem. Sky provides police forces with leads and supporting evidence and, if all goes to plan, suspects are arrested and processed through the criminal legal system.
Arrests like these are often publicized by the police, which adds weight to Sky’s public messaging; the ‘BeStreamWise’ campaign currently seen on billboards in Ireland is a current example.
A report published yesterday by Irish Independent (paywall) suggests that after persuading authorities in England to allocate law enforcement resources, Sky would ideally like…