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Welcome to Nagrastar.com. This site is provided by NagraStar to help educate and inform people about the civil and criminal actions taken by NagraStar and their partners, DISH Network and Bell TV. These actions are taken against those who try to obtain DISH Network or Bell programming in a fraudulent manner including, but not limited to, receiving programming without authorization by and payment to DISH Network and Bell TV; or illegally designing, manufacturing, marketing, selling, or using devices that could allow access to DISH Network or Bell TV satellite signals without authorization and payment.

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UFC Fighter Josh Thomson

"I don't pay for one damn PPV" - Former UFC fighter admits he streams every pay-per-view event illegally

Josh Thomson is a decorated former UFC fighter who has treated fans to plenty of violent outings inside the octagon. He was the first person to knock out Nate Diaz and the only one to have done so without a doctor stoppage.​ 'The Punk' is the co-host of the Weighing In podcast alongside veteran referee 'Big' John McCarthy, where they give their take on the happenings of the MMA world every week. During the latest episode, McCarthy and Thomson spoke about this past weekend's UFC Paris card, which saw Ciryl Gane beat Tai Tuivasa via TKO in the main event. While praising Gane for his incredible athleticism and fighting abilities, Thomson also lauded Tuivasa for his toughness and showmanship. Showing his appreciation for 'Bam Bam', Thomson admitted:

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Certified Letter

Received a Letter?

Have you received a USPS certified letter similar to the one shown in the picture? Here at NagraStar, we send all first letters certified for tracking and legal purposes. These letters contain sensitive information, and for that reason, NagraStar must ensure that the letter reaches its intended recipient. Many choose to deny signing for the letter, and thus it is returned. Commonly, certified mail is sent by lawfirms and government agencies, and refusing the letter could result in legal ramifications. If you receive such a letter, NagraStar highly recommends accepting it. If you choose to ignore these letters and emails from NagraStar, you could be referred to our law firm, HNB, for litigation. Do not ignore the letter, and please contact NagraStar as soon as possible to resolve this legal matter.

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IPTV Pirates Must Pay ACE $181k But More Evidence Needed For Damages

The operator of pirate IPTV service Nitro TV was recently ordered to pay $100m in damages to DISH and a second lawsuit, brought by members of ACE, is set to cause additional financial pain. This week a judge handed down an order requiring Nitro's operator to pay $181k in costs and legal fees, but also informed the plaintiffs they need to provide more evidence of infringement. In August 2021, US broadcaster DISH Network, Sling and NagraStar sued pirate IPTV service Nitro TV. The case focused on Nitro operator Alex Galindo and other members of his family, alleging mass violations of the DMCA’s anti-circumvention provisions and the Federal Communications Act (FCA). The case went undefended and this June came to a close, with the plaintiffs being awarded over $100m in statutory damages.

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Business raided by RCMP

Pirate IPTV: Five Charged Following RCMP Cybercrime Investigation

Following an investigation by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, five people have been charged with distributing pirate IPTV services. RCMP officers raided GaloTV (Soltv) in 2021, seizing hundreds of set-top boxes, receivers and broadcasting devices. One of the men was previously sued by DISH and agreed to settle a civil suit for more than half a billion dollars. The world of pirate streaming and IPTV services is one of intrigue. Like the internet itself, it’s a web of interconnected networks populated by devices, ad hoc groups, and individuals who can appear in one place, only to pop up in another. The case of pirate IPTV entrepreneur Carlos Rocha certainly fits the profile. In December 2020, US broadcaster DISH Network and tech partner Nagrastar filed a civil suit under seal in the United States, naming Carlos Rocha plus SolTV and Stream Solutions, a pair of known IPTV brands operated by the Toronto resident.

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Five charged for unlawfully distributing TV signals

Five individuals have been charged for unlawfully distributing Internet Protocol television (IPTV) following an investigation by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The investigation, dubbed Project OLoki, began in January 2020, and focussed on a group of individuals who were running a large-scale unlawful IPTV distribution service. IPTV is the delivery of television content over Internet Protocol (IP) networks, in contrast to delivery through traditional terrestrial, satellite and cable television formats. It is alleged the group purchased legitimate media services from several companies and unlawfully distributed it, without authorization, at a considerable discount to the public. On June 29, 2021, the RCMP Cybercrime Team executed a search warrant on a retail location of GaloTV, (also known as Soltv).

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HeHeStreams: Pirate IPTV Owner Admits Cybercrime, Forfeits $500K

The former operator of pirate IPTV service HeHeStreams has reached a plea agreement with the US government. After being indicted on several counts carrying sentences of up to 20 years each, Joshua Streit has admitted to a single cybercrime offense. In addition to a potential prison sentence, Streit will now forfeit $500K. There are many options for those seeking a cheap pirate IPTV package but it’s rare for any single provider to offer consistently solid streams, in decent quality, and at a fair price. HeHeStreams was one of the few to exceed expectations. With a focus on MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL content, HeHeStreams built an enthusiastic customer base so when it disappeared last year following an investigation by the Alliance for Creativity (ACE) and Motion Picture Association (MPA), obvious replacements were in short supply.

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$5.7m Win Against Pirate IPTV Seller Might Be Just a Consolation Prize

Anti-piracy group IBCAP is today celebrating a $5.7m win against a seller of pirate IPTV devices in the United States. But despite being sued at the same time, the major pirate IPTV operation behind the device seller appears to be intact. And with alleged influence among officials in a Middle-Eastern government, that may continue to be the case. In September 2021, US broadcaster DISH Network filed a copyright infringement complaint in a Michigan court. It targeted two sets of defendants. The first was Atlas Electronics, a Michigan-based retailer of unauthorized IPTV services, and company owner Alaa Al-Emara. The second was iStar Company, the supplier of iStar set-top boxes and the operator of the iStar IPTV service sold by Atlas, plus company owner Ahmed Karim.

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Nitro IPTV Loses $100m Piracy Lawsuit Leaving Hollywood Studios Fuming

A US court has ordered the former operators of pirate IPTV service Nitro TV to pay more than $100m in piracy damages to broadcaster DISH. While the defendants are likely to be somewhat upset, major Hollywood studios are absolutely fuming. Despite their lawsuit against Nitro being filed months earlier, it's still not over, allowing DISH to strike first against any available cash. In August 2021, US broadcaster DISH Network plus Sling and NagraStar sued pirate IPTV service Nitro TV.

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PrimeStreams

PrimeStreams IPTV Targeted in Multi-Million Dollar Piracy Lawsuit

PrimeStreams is one of the most recognizable pirate IPTV brands but after dealing with a hacker attack in 2019, more serious troubles lie on the horizon. The operators of PrimeStreams are now being sued in the United States, with potential damages easily running to tens of millions of dollars. Most suppliers, sellers and resellers in the pirate IPTV space face an interesting conundrum. On one hand, being unsuccessful dramatically reduces the odds of legal trouble but isn’t conducive to getting rich. On the other, a good product coupled with brand awareness can lead to commercial success, at least until that profile attracts the wrong type of attention.

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IPTV Pirate Agrees to Pay Well Over Half a Billion Dollars in Damages

Large-scale pirate IPTV operations can generate significant profits but with that comes the chance of significant liability should things go bad. A man from Canada who operated and sold pirate IPTV services is finding just how bad things can get. In response to a lawsuit, he's asking a US court to find him liable for $585 million in damages. He'll pay his own legal bills but not those of the plaintiff. In the final season of Breaking Bad, Walt and Skyler White are seen gazing at a huge quantity of banded banknotes representing some of the unlaundered profits of a drug empire. Neither really knew how much was there. Show creator Vince Gilligan later guessed at perhaps $80 or $95 million, give or take.

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Brazil's Operation 404

New Phase of ‘Operation 404’ Targets Pirate IPTV & TV Streaming Sites

'Operation 404', a Brazilian anti-piracy initiative carried out with support from the US and UK, claimed more successes this week. Police executed 13 search and seizure warrants against three TV piracy sites, two illegal streaming portals, and an IPTV provider. Three people were arrested with one suspect, an accountant, apparently caught 'red-handed' while streaming from his office. For the past three years, authorities in Brazil have displayed new momentum in the battle against all types of pirate sites.

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