Spain: 3 arrested for STB piracy
February 12, 2015
From David Del Valle in Madrid
The Spanish police has broken up a band of pay-TV pirates and arrested three people on charges of breaking the intellectual property by selling illegal set-top-boxes to watch pay-TV in the country.
The pirates were selling the STBs online for €150 and delivering them throughout the country. The devices had been manipulated and included illegal software that allowed access to pay-TV services without any subscription.
In Spain, football piracy is having a big impact on pay-TV operators, losing them half a million subscribers, according to the Football Association LFP.