by Creative Content Australia — 4/3/2020
An illegal piracy business selling IPTV set-top boxes and subscriptions has closed its operations following an investigation by the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE).
The action is part of an ongoing effort to disrupt illegal IPTV and ISD operators and distributors in Australia. To date, ACE has secured the closure of 31 piracy operations involved in the distribution and sale of pre-loaded piracy devices, apps, and IPTV subscriptions.
“ACE is committed to protecting the legitimate international market for creative content through a range of tactics to reduce piracy,” said Karyn Temple, Senior Executive Vice President and Global General Counsel of the Motion Picture Association.
“The closure of Aus Media Streaming is the latest in a series of victories that can protect Australian creators and ensure that legal services can continue to thrive.”
Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) refers to the delivery of programming via internet protocol (IP) networks, one of the foundations of the legal streaming economy when content is properly licensed. But these set-top boxes come pre-loaded with piracy applications and add ons, and the IPTV subscriptions provided access to pirated content via its website, ausmediastreaming.com.au.
Priced at AUD $335, the Aus Media Streaming devices offered a 12-month IPTV subscription to various piracy services (including HD Subs, XTRix, and iView). In all, the piracy outfit was providing illegal access to over 4,000 live TV channels and more than 1,000 on-demand movies and television series from ACE member companies.