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Premier League Celebrates “Success” as IPTV Pirate Walks Out of Court

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  • Premier League Celebrates “Success” as IPTV Pirate Walks Out of Court

    November 3, 2022 by Andy Maxwell [TorrentFreak]Click image for larger version  Name:	Premier_League_Logo.png Views:	0 Size:	710.7 KB ID:	844

    ​The owner of pirate IPTV service Marvel Streams UK appeared in court this week expecting to go to prison, but after being handed a suspended sentence, he walked away. While police, the Premier League, and FACT, used glowing terms to announce the "successful" prosecution, it's unlikely to have met expectations, potentially due to a significant change in tactics.

    This September, TorrentFreak was provided with information relating to Marvel Streams UK, a pirate IPTV service that suddenly disappeared in March 2022.

    Like many similar services, Marvel Streams offered subscription packages that included live TV channels and a movie/TV show VOD service, all for a cheap monthly price.

    The service’s operator, Peter Dilworth of Merseyside, was unaware that the Premier League had discovered Sky and BT Sport streams being made available on his service and that anti-piracy group FACT had launched an investigation in January 2021.

    Sources with knowledge of the service told TorrentFreak that the case was referred to NWROCU, the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit. This police unit had been involved in similar IPTV cases over the past couple of years and in March 2022, Dilworth was arrested.

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