FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Kuala Lumpur, 12 February 2019 – In a recent study of the online content viewing behaviour... View Article
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The government announces it will not allow importers, distributors and retailers to commercially benefit when knowingly dealing with set-top boxes... View Article
Newly released survey finds 15% of Singaporean consumers use ISDs to view pirated TV channels and video-on-demand contentNovember 28, 2018 3:58 pm
Over one-third of ISD owners made their purchase from Singapore’s IT exhibitions and physical retail stores 28 November 2018 –... View Article
Singapore, 23 November 2018 – On Friday, November 2nd, the High Court ordered Singapore’s internet service providers to block access... View Article
Thailand’s subscription video industry faces new threat as consumers’ viewing habits shift to pirated TV boxesNovember 14, 2018 2:14 pm
45% of Thai consumers use pirated TV boxes, survey finds Bangkok, 13 November 2018 – In a recent study of... View Article
The upsurge in Hong Kong of pirated TV boxes poses a major threat to the subscription video industryJune 25, 2018 9:18 am
In a newly released Casbaa survey of the content viewing behaviour of Hong Kong consumers, it was revealed that close to one in four consumers (24%) use a TV box which can be used to stream pirated television and video content. These TV boxes, also known as Illicit Streaming Devices (ISDs), allow users to access hundreds of thousands of pirated television channels and video-on-demand content, usually with the payment of a one-time fee.
Hong Kong Customs take enforcement action against retail sellers of Illicit Streaming Devices (ISDs).May 28, 2018 9:17 am
As part of Operation Trojan Horse, Hong Kong Customs recently undertook a series of raids against four retail outlets in Sham Shui Po and Wan Chai. Over a two-day period (25-26 May 2018), Hong Kong Customs raided retail outlets and arrested four (4) shop owners and four (4) salespersons found to be selling pre-loaded TV boxes (also known as Illicit Streaming Devices – “ISDs”) which provide access to pirated movies and TV shows. The arrested persons were all charged with copyright offences. Over 350 ISDs were seized, including brands such as the Ubox, EVPad, BossTV, and Magic Box.
Following Hong Kong Customs’ successful raid on suppliers of an illegal TV box service, one box reseller from Apliu Street, Sham Shui Po was convicted of copyright and conspiracy to defraud offences and given a jail sentence of 21 months. Two persons, found to be re-transmitting illegal broadcasts of popular TV channels, were also convicted of copyright and conspiracy to defraud offences and given jail sentences of 21 and 27 months respectively.
Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) and CASBAA’s Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) close down Australian illicit streaming device operationNovember 28, 2017 9:07 am
Following a joint investigation in Australia by the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) and CASBAA’s Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) a large supplier of IPTV set-top boxes, pre-loaded to play pirated movies, television shows, sports programming, and other content has had these operations closed down in Australia.
Members and supporters of the newly-established Coalition Against Piracy gathered at the annual CASBAA Convention in Macau on November 7th to mark the initiation of joint work in southeast Asia against Illicit Streaming Devices (ISDs) and the app networks that underpin them.