The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) has shut down three popular illegal Canadian IPTV services, Northern IPTV, IPTVOnline24 and GloryV. After identifying and serving the operators of each service, all Northern IPTV, MaxxIPTV and IPTVOnline24 domains were transferred to ACE and now redirect to ACE’s Watch Legally portal.
- Northern IPTV was an Ontario based IPTV subscription service with over 2200 live channels and video-on-demand (VOD) content. Pricing ranged between $17.85- $45.00 with over 50% of the services customers originating in Canada.
- GloryV IPTV was an IPTV subscription service with over 3000 live channels, video-on-demand (VOD) and PPV content. Over 90% of the services customers originated in North America. Based in Western Canada, it offered subscriptions ranging from $10 a month to $50 for 6 months,
- IPTVOnline24, operating out of Quebec, was an IPTV subscription service with over 10,000 Live TV channels and 9,500 video-on-demand titles. The service also had a custom app.
Why it matters
“This is an important step in ACE’s ongoing efforts to reduce piracy in Canada and throughout the global creative ecosystem,” said Jan van Voorn, Executive Vice President and Chief of Global Content Protection for the Motion Picture Association. “We will continue to protect our creative workforce and the content it creates.”
“Canada’s legitimate digital marketplace continues to grow, but is hampered by illegal IPTV services,” said Sundeep Chauhan, VP and Senior Legal Counsel Global Content Protection for the Motion Picture Association – Canada. “ACE will stay active across Canada to protect the legal ecosystem.”
According to ACE, the theft of digital content harms both local and foreign films and businesses, threatens jobs, undermines investment, reduces tax contributions to governments, and stifles creativity.