Police raid Sydney pirate pay-TV outfit

Police have raided the Australian arm of an alleged global piracy outfit that they say sold A$500 set-top boxes and unlicensed pay TV subscription packages offering 1000 channels for A$90 a month.

The police brief alleges that the shop, trading as L&D LED Signs, is part of a global piracy operation worth A$150 million a year and with 100,000 customers.

The raid – during which one man was arrested – was sparked by TVB Group, a Chinese language broadcaster that hired a private investigator to dig up dirt on the alleged piracy operation.

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