Operating since 2019, Streamzz hosted and streamed more than 75,000 movies and 15,000 TV series episodes. According to the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), illegal distribution by Streamzz impacted all of ACE’s more than 50 member companies, which include Hollywood studios, pay TV companies and TV programmers base in the US and internationally.
The service was used by more than 60 websites offering pirated content. Operated out of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Streamzz logged more than 7 million monthly visits. One-third of that traffic originated in Germany, followed by the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Hungary.
ACE worked with Constantin Film, a member of the coalition, on this action.
Original press release:
ACE shuts down international illegal video hosting service in Germany. Press release. March 16, 2023. Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE)
Why it matters
“Piracy continues to undermine the legal market and the investment into new and exciting content. This action is a massive success for rightsholders in Germany and across the world and we are proud to work with ACE to support their ongoing efforts to protect copyright and fight piracy,” said Philipp Wohlfrom, Executive Vice President of International Licensing and Head of Anti-Piracy at Constantin Film.
As part of ACE’s ongoing mission, “We will target piracy services of various kinds in order to protect the global creative economy,” said Jan van Voorn, Executive Vice President and Global Content Protection Chief of the Motion Picture Association and Head of ACE.