Online piracy

Huge Decrease in Levels of Streaming Piracy Seen in Malaysia Over the Last 12 Months

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 4:00am

More than half (55%) of online consumers had noticed that a piracy service had been blocked by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA).

Key Points: 
  • More than half (55%) of online consumers had noticed that a piracy service had been blocked by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA).
  • Desmond Chan, General Manager of TVB International commented: "We are encouraged by the efforts of MDTCA in fighting online piracy with their site blocking campaign.
  • TVB's programmes are popular in Malaysia and have always been the targets for piracy.
  • Consumers who subscribe to illicit IPTV services or access piracy streaming sites are wasting their time and money when the channels and websites stop working.

ATN Reports its First Quarter for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2020

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 1:17am

Declining revenues are predominantly as a result of increased internet piracy, consumers shifting towards illegal digital IPTV set-top boxes and declining advertising revenues.

Key Points: 
  • Declining revenues are predominantly as a result of increased internet piracy, consumers shifting towards illegal digital IPTV set-top boxes and declining advertising revenues.
  • While the Company is actively involved in fighting this negative trend, the court issued the first Canadian site blocking order against sites that predominantly facilitate copyright infringement.
  • This marks a significant step in the right direction towards Canada's fight against piracy.
  • ATN serves Canada's diverse cultural communities with more than 50 premium specialty television channels.