Spanish National Police raid, disrupt TVMucho (aka Teeveeing) and 15 related domains

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Police action against the large-scale illegal IPTV service TVMucho (also known as Teeveeing) was the first criminal action in Spain against an operation of this size and scope, according to the MPA’s Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), which had triggered a criminal referral in January 2023.

TVMucho/Teeveeing drew more than 4 million visits in 2023 and offered more than 125 channels, including major networks like BBC, ITV, Sky, and RTL. Eight people were arrested during the action.

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Access to infringed content and 15 related domains were blocked after orders from the Spanish National Police, which also raided TVMucho’s administrative operations, uncovering significant illegal earnings. illegal streaming service. Screenshot July 3, 2024

[ Note: Access attempts to TVMucho redirected to the Web site, which was operational as of July 3, 2024.  Teeveeing apps were also available on the Apple App Store and on Google Play on that date ]

Further reading

ACE applauds Spanish National Police for successful action against  large-scale illegal IPTV operators.  Press release. May 31, 2024. Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE)

Why it matters

“We commend the Spanish National Police for protecting the intellectual property rights of dozens of ACE members through this successful raid,” said Karyn Temple, Senior Executive Vice President and Global General Counsel for the Motion Picture Association (MPA). “The operation reinforces ACE’s commitment to partnering with regional authorities in identifying and confronting digital copyright infringement. We look forward to continuing our joint mission to protect the creative economy in Spain and beyond.”

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