IPTV, streaming: piracy has exploded because of the coronavirus

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If piracy has been on a steady decline for years, the phenomenon of IPTV and the coronavirus have caused it to rise again since the beginning of the year.

IPTV, streaming: piracy has exploded because of the coronavirus
If piracy has been on a steady decline for years, the phenomenon of IPTV and the coronavirus have caused it to rise again since the beginning of the year.

The setbacks of Mediapro, and its new Telefoot channel, are not due only to the coronavirus or their unrealistic financial bet. Piracy has been on the rise since deconfinement. Whether it is live-streaming or IPTV, the trend is observed by all players in the sector. “We have lost a year of fighting against piracy with the coronavirus, judge Pauline Blassel, secretary general of Hadopi. Piracy had fallen well at the end of 2019, early 2020. We had fallen below the 10 million mark. people.”

According to studies conducted by Hadopi, only live-streaming declined during confinement. And for good reason: all the sports championships were at a standstill. “In August, live-streaming piracy made significant progress,” notes Raphaël Berger, research director of the anti-piracy authority. An increase which corresponds to the return of the final phase of the Champions League as well as the resumption of the new season of the League 1. Those declaring to hack were thus 28% to do it in live-streaming last August, 26% in peer-to-peer download, 50% direct download and 59% streaming. There remains IPTV, which is growing rapidly, but for which Hadopi admits to lacking data. During confinement, the authority was counting on between 8 and 13% of hackers using its boxes. There remains the option, difficult to quantify, of user names and codes to access IPTV services.

“Hacking upsurge”
“We have seen an upsurge in piracy, abounds Caroline Guenneteau, legal director of beIN Sports. Because of the health crisis, there are no more places

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