A major player in French-speaking piracy in Morocco has been put out of action.
The global coalition of audiovisual industry players fighting content piracy, the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), announced on Monday that it had ended the activities of the popular pirated content platform. Electro TV Sat.
This decision was described by Canal Plus as a “real turning point” in the fight against audiovisual piracy.
Electro TV Sat targeted a predominantly French-speaking audience of 90,000 visitors per month. They were offered illegal access to 6,000 channels and 200,000 films and series. Canal said the site was particularly damaging to its own offering.
Céline BOYER, Director of Content Protection for the CANAL + Group, declared: “The Canal + Group has been fighting audiovisual piracy for years and our presence within ACE is proof of our involvement in this fight. ACE’s successive successes in the Maghreb testify to a new dynamic in the global fight against piracy and will inevitably shake up the feeling of impunity of pirate IPTV resellers, which I can only welcome.
“Online content theft is the biggest threat to the global creative community. The closure of Electro TV Sat in North Africa is a strong demonstration of the impact that ACE’s global investigative and law enforcement capabilities can have on reducing this threat, ”added Jan van Voorn, executive vice president and head of global content protection for the Motion Picture Association. . “We will continue to work tirelessly to protect the integrity of the legal film, television and streaming industry around the world and appreciate the continued collaboration with our Canal + Group partners.”
A number of illegal operators are based in Morocco.