February 07, 2020 - SatCesc

IPTV: Europol leaves 30,000 customers out of service

One of the six companies involved was fined €650,000

Europol has supported a massive crackdown on illegal IPTV distributors in an operation executed by the Cybercrime Unit of the Bulgarian General Directorate Combating Organised Crime.

This has been Bulgaria’s third successful operation supported by Europol against illegal IPTV distributors in the past year.

The investigation targeted six companies active in the Bulgarian cities of Sofia and Varna and the region of Burgas.

The national authorities carried out 17 house searches and seized a large number of documents and digital information. The examination of the evidence concluded that at least 30,000 people were subscribed to the illegally-distributed signal. One of the six companies involved was fined €650,000. Following this action, six pre-trial proceedings were opened.

Spanish version: IPTV: la Europol deja fuera de servicio a 30.000 clientes