Illegal cable STB horde seized in Singapore
September 20, 2013
Hundreds of illegal STBs at a storage facility in Singapore have been seized during a police raid.
A statement by cable TV operator StarHub said it had been tracking a syndicate that was distributing sales flyers for the sale of illegal STBs that claim to be able to unscramble StarHub TV content since early 2013.
After months of investigation, the importer of these boxes was identified and StarHub will follow up with criminal prosecution against the illegal importer.
“StarHub takes a very serious view of content piracy and the sale of illegal boxes. As these illegal boxes are not made available through StarHub, consumers who purchase these decoders are doing so at their own risk,” said Jeannie Ong, chief marketing officer. “We strongly encourage consumers not to purchase these illegal set-top boxes. We will continue to employ both legal and technological means to safeguard our content.”