MENA anti-piracy group closes 30 channels
October 25, 2017
By Chris Forrester
Dubai-based MENA Broadcast Anti-Piracy Coalition says it has successfully seen 30 Arabic and ‘Western’ regular pirate channels closed and a further 26 to cut back on their theft of pirated material.
These are instances where channels steal the legitimate content – often sports or movies – owned by established broadcasters.
A meeting of the coalition at IBC re-stated its intention to remain vigilant and to expand its focus to IPTV and OTT pirated transmissions. Guillaume Forbin, OSN Head of Platform & Content Security, unveiled research showing IPTV piracy was still growing heavily.