A game-changer? The Premier League’s live blocking order

26-02-2018

A game-changer? The Premier League’s live blocking order

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A High Court order has made life more difficult for those who stream football matches online illegally, and broadcasters are thinking about new ways to sell content to reflect today’s TV watching habits. WIPR reports.

The battle against piracy and illegal online streaming has led broadcasters across the globe to try a range of measures to stamp out the problems.

From offering cheaper products to clamping down on the initial piracy source, various tactics have been tried and their success debated.

In March 2017, the English Premier League, the country’s top football division, said after it was awarded a live blocking order from the English High Court that “this will enable us to target the suppliers of illegal streams in a proportionate and precise manner”.


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