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MPA v. SmoothStreams IPTV: Server Photos & Shutdown Details Emerge

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  • MPA v. SmoothStreams IPTV: Server Photos & Shutdown Details Emerge

    December 13, 2022 by Andy Maxwell [TorrentFreak]Click image for larger version  Name:	image.png Views:	0 Size:	40.3 KB ID:	855​​

    Six months ago MPA-Canada, ACE, and Rogers Media teamed up to shut down IPTV provider SmoothStreams in Canada. The lawsuit already lists 224 records but no trial is expected anytime soon, even if it gets that far. In the meantime, photos of the service's servers and new details of the shutdown operation have appeared in a Federal Court order.

    When users of popular IPTV provider began reporting issues with the service mid-July, few could’ve predicted events to follow.

    Our previous report covers events in finer detail, but essentially SmoothStreams had been under investigation since 2018 and the time had arrived to take it down.

    With permission from the court and everything planned down to the finest detail, on July 16, 2022, plaintiffs’ representatives, independent court-appointed supervising solicitors, private investigators, and sundry others set out to secure vital evidence.

    Since SmoothStreams’ alleged operator lives in Canada, local companies Bell Media and Rogers Media naturally lead the list of plaintiffs in the underlying lawsuit. Beyond that, it’s the familiar cascade of MPA/MPA-Canada members Columbia, Disney, Paramount, Universal, and Warner. Netflix is a notable absentee and all except Rogers Media are MPA and/or ACE members.

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