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Men Who Sold Pirate IPTV Service to Pubs Jailed for 4.5 Years

Postby MrFredPFL » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:56 am

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Two men from the north of England who sold IPTV-enabled devices to pubs and clubs have been jailed for 4.5 years each. John Dodds and Jason Richards made £1.5m from the scheme which saw them supplying the devices and associated service for less than £200 per month. Both were convicted of fraud offenses following a private prosecution by the Premier League.

For owners and landlords of pubs and clubs in the UK, providing top-tier sports on TV can be the key to bringing in plenty of thirsty customers.

That being said, the costs of doing so is viewed by many as extortionate, with companies including Sky and BT Sport demanding huge fees for the privilege.

As a result, there is a growing opportunity for people to step in to provide cheaper alternatives. With satellite-type piracy now on the wane, IPTV is now a rising force and there’s no shortage of companies prepared to sell a device and associated subscription service to a landlord for the fraction of Sky’s fees.

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