UK: Nottinghamshire police arrest two in illegal TV scheme

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Two individuals were arrested in Tuxford, Nottinghamshire, in connection with a suspected multi-million pound conspiracy to provide illegal access to pay-TV services, including Sky.

The 45-year-old man and 41-year-old woman were detained on May 5, 2023, on suspicion of money laundering offences and conspiracy to defraud Sky.  Seized digital devices are subject to examination.

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Law enforcement, together with partners, continue to crack down on illegal streaming services across the UK.

Original news release

Arrests over suspected conspiracy to provide illegal access to pay TV services.  Press release. May 9, 2023. Nottinghamshire Police, UK.

Why it matters

“Illegal streaming networks are often highly organised, using sophisticated technology to distribute stolen content and avoid detection,” said Matt Hibbert, Director of Anti-Piracy at Sky.  “It’s vital that the industry works together with law enforcement to tackle these networks. We’re grateful to the East Midlands Specialist Operations Unit (EMSOU) and Nottinghamshire Police for their support in taking this action.”

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