Sky pirate jailed
July 10, 2018
A man whose streaming device allowed thousands of buyers to watch premium Sky TV content illegally has been jailed. Glenn Burrows, 33, operated under the names ‘Ooberstick’ and ‘Oober media’ and his device allowed customers to view Sky without a valid subscription.
Burrows, of North Walsham, Norfolk, was jailed for 22 months after admitting two offences at Norwich Crown Court. His business partner was given a suspended sentence.
Det Sgt Samantha Shevlin commented: “The sale of these boxes has a huge effect on the content owners, broadcasters and the wider public who will end up paying the price for others’ dishonesty. The message really is that simple – devices like this or using one at home to watch content you normally would pay for is breaking the law.”