Mumbai : Curbing Piracy of Television Pay TV Content is of major concern to all broadcasters, who find their content pirated in India and in overseas markets. The piracy is pan-media i.e. encompassing DTH, Cable TV, IPTV, OTT and even syndicated content. By conservative estimates, over 30% of potential revenues are lost to Pirates who use advanced equipment and technology to keep abreast of the encryption systems.
The Anti-Piracy team has been constantly working to kill STBs used in Piracy, remove links provided by pirates to access content and to notify and disable unauthorized content from websites such as Youtube and others.
These sustained efforts which are now pan-industry with the cooperation of major broadcasters have been yielding good dividends with over 1.25 million infringements removed in the last ten months and over 1 Billion downloads of illegally placed content avoided in 2014.
Broadcast Operations & Engineering (BoE) Anti-Piracy, an initiative of Combined Broadcasters Media efforts, in taking down from the Google Server’s Playstore the Android application and from Apple iStore for CHITRAM IPTV. This Android and iOS Apps was taken down (killed) successfully from Google server’s Play Store on 6th Jan 2015, followed by it from iOS also and now this app is not available in any platforms from any of the countries.
Chitram TV is a non-compliant hard core pirate which does live streaming of almost all the Indian broadcasters’ channels over public network (Internet) from Germany and UK. Chitram TV is selling IPTV boxes openly across USA, UK, Europe, Germany, Thailand, Singapore, ANZ territory market for HD TV solution. Chitram TV is a new and fast emerging illegal IPTV network capturing Indian viewers across the world.
The Anti-Piracy team also conducted various foot printing, scanning & eradication activities of Chitram TV’s streaming IP of various ISP across the world for maximum service interruption.
After the recent trap of Jadoo IPTV network at Hyderabad, All major broadcasters are also initiating legal enforcement action against Chitram TV from Germany & UK.