April 20, 2024

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TV football pirates hit by police raids to stop illegal screenings of La Liga matches in Spain

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TV football pirates hit by police raids to stop illegal screenings of La Liga matches in Spain

THE Policia Nacional have arrested 166 individuals in a large press towards unlawful football match screenings in hospitality establishments across Spain.

Individuals detained ended up enterprise house owners alongside with distributors of the clandestine signals, who equipped decoders and tools to screen La Liga online games in breach of copyright.

Television set piracy of athletics rights has been an ongoing problem for yrs in Spain, with authorities obtaining a series of pushes to halt illegal relays which deprive sporting bodies of cash flow.

The law enforcement launched a a fresh probe in January right after the most current in a sequence of La Liga issues over bars making use of tools to clearly show game titles with out paying for them.

It is estimated that about €1 million of charges were being misplaced to the footballing body from premises visited by the police in the newest operation.

La Liga supplied a listing of offenders it knew of in Sevilla, Malaga, Cordoba, Zaragoza, Valladolid, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca, Gijon, Madrid, Vigo, Las Palmas, Bilbao and Barcelona.

The Policia Nacional checked out the checklist and confirmed that unauthorised screenings were getting position.

In a coordinated response, officers throughout Spain then raided the offending bars on the identical day when La Liga matches had been being performed and televised.

The law enforcement claimed they ended up able to dismantle the complete infrastructure that supplied the illegal company together with the people today who created the network, which charged a membership rate to shoppers.

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