Three illegal IPTV platforms in Brazil have been shut down for pirating Spain’s La Liga TV signals. The streaming sites were illegally offering live La Liga matches, attracting more than 1.5 million visits per month and over 8,000 subscribers.
La Liga, along with LtaHub, the football body’s partner legal office in Brazil, took action against the platforms which ceased all illegal activity, after having been warned of their illegal practices. According to La Liga, the operators of the three platforms committed themselves not to carry out any further infringements and work with La Liga and LtaHub to identify any related illegal services.
The move marks La Liga’s latest attempt to ramp up its anti-piracy efforts in Brazil, where the league recently helped close four additional popular streaming websites which registered over 43 million visits each month.
“As a part of the entertainment industry, La Liga is doing its bit to put a stop to this scourge, which not only affects football, but thousands of people who work in the industry,” said Melcior Solar, the director of La Liga’s audiovisual department.
“Audiovisual piracy is a crime, it endangers the future of the game, the league and the sport as a whole. What’s more, many people are directly or indirectly dependent on the industry. That’s why we’re firmly committed to continuing to lead the battle against piracy.”
La Liga has been making significant investments over the past five years to protect its intellectual property rights and has successfully closed 17 pirate websites in Spain.