Six arrested for pay TV piracy in Spain

The Spanish Police and Europol have arrested six individuals suspected of selling devices to illegally access pay TV networks with movies, series and sporting events, Europa Press reported.
According to the news agency, the devices used to pirate the content, under the brand Web TV, were developed by a company based in Galicia and had more than 14,000 international points of sale. The decoder was sold for about €120. In the last six months, the organization has billed € 1.5 million (USD 1.8 million). The server to deliver the illegal signal was hosted in France and controlled from the business in Spain.
The investigation began when Entidad de Gestión de Derechos de los Productores Audiovisuales (EGEDA), Mediapro and Spanish soccer league La Liga filed a complaint with the police. During several raids the police seized 4,600 pirate set-top boxes, computer material, accounting and financial documentation and cash.