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illegal IPTV service owner arrested and released...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ace Modder, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. Ace Modder

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    Location: 150 yds from OcUK

  2. Begbie


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    What was he expecting!
  3. Efour


    Joined: Sep 8, 2005

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    Location: Norrbotten, Sweden.

    For legal IPTV I guess it means nothing.
  4. dcsarge

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 19, 2008

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    Location: Bristol

    What does that article have to do with legal IPTV services? The guy was running a service based on pirated services as far as I can see but made no effort to hide his details.

    Probably forgot to pay tax on his business venture too :D.
  5. adolf hamster


    Joined: Oct 18, 2012

    Posts: 6,886

    not gonna lie, he kind of did have it coming running a large piracy service and not paying attention to security.

    i'll confess i'm slowly giving up on conventional tv anyway, films yes and perhaps top gear/dr who, but why bother with the myriad of channels and adverts when i can simply subscribe to a few channels on youtube that produce content that i like for free.
  6. Hotwired


    Joined: Aug 17, 2009

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    Are the legal IPTV services getting raided and shut down?
  7. Caged


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    I imagine the implications for someone running a large piracy operation and charging money for it would probably be similar to the implications for the guy referenced in the article.
  8. Jamesyboyjim


    Joined: Oct 30, 2008

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    Location: South

    Plenty of payservers switch off after taking lots of peoples money, some people foolishly pay for a years sub only to lose service completely after a few months. Quite often servers just rebrand and start again. Not saying this guy wasn't actually raided but its all part of the pirate TV game and wouldn't surprise me if he wasn't.
  9. Glanza


    Joined: Mar 13, 2007

    Posts: 9,578

    Location: South Yorkshire

    No surprise there considering how popular IPTV 'stations' are becoming with people not wanting to be shafted by Sky.
  10. Nasher


    Joined: Nov 22, 2006

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    Same here. I'm not even going to pay the TV licence next year. TV is going in the attic, aerial will be thrown in the shed. A projector and laptop will go in instead. It's so rare that I actually watch live TV now, I think the living room TV gets switched on only when my Mum visits and that isn't worth paying £145 a year for (so that people like Chris Evans can be paid millions to make crap shows).
  11. LeeUK


    Joined: Mar 1, 2008

    Posts: 4,490

    It's always surprising the amount of people openly selling pirate IPTV services locally and "fully loaded" Kodi boxes without a care of being caught. Every day on Gumtree and local Facebook selling groups.
  12. Scottland


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: North Wales

    They were even selling them in my corner shop at one point. Not descretely either, big sign at the till.
  13. mrbell1984


    Joined: Aug 9, 2008

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    The site's been re-direct to party cab lol. This probably is a warning to anyone who is running IPTV services.

    They coming for you!
  14. Ace Modder

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    I expect the legal services could be regulated more by our government. Kinda how the adult online industry is being picked apart.
  15. asim18


    Joined: Dec 5, 2006

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    I saw a demonstration of such IPTV once and the quality was literally 10 times better than many legitimate IPTV services.

    Quality of iPlayer is horrendous by comparison. Quality of Virgin's TV Anywhere app also total garbage 240p, and the bill is over £80 per month lol.
    Haven't seen what Sky's streaming looks like.
  16. Bigpops


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Sheffield, UK

    Never knew there was such a thing, but I can see the appeal.

    While I had my desk pulled out the other week, I decided to connect my unused (for about a decade) satellite dish to my new TV that has freesat HD on it. It was a complete joke. Some of the channels were such poor quality, you'd swear they were filmed on my old Sony Ericsson K700i.
    Needless to say I disconnected it again, and my TV has no aerial or satellite connection, just as it's been for the last 8 years.
  17. Jokester


    Joined: Aug 7, 2003

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    Location: Aberdeenshire

    Websites registered in his real name, what an idiot!