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      🔥TOTAL GAME CHANGER 🔥LATEST BEAST WIZARD UPDATE AND REPOSITORY 19th AUGUST 2017   08/17/2017

      🔥TOTAL GAME CHANGER 🔥 LATEST BEAST WIZARD UPDATE AND REPOSITORY Hi Everyone, Well it's been asked for and now you got it! Our latest Beast Wizard and Repo is a total game changer in the world of Kodi and is so simple to install. Once installed it is so powerful it literally does everything for you from fresh start of Kodi to cleaning up and updating your builds without loosing any settings. There is so much in this it is easier to watch the video than to write a install text, so go ahead and watch our video and follow it and you should have no problems at all and updating from now on is a total breeze. BIG thanks goes out to @Tech Timeruuu for creating this wizard and Repo and @ChrisB for our beast builds. I would also like to add and thank:- Thanks to Aftermath Wizard http://aftermathwizard.net/
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      Trademark TV https://twitter.com/Trademark_TV Anyway enough with the small talk let's go ahead, watch the video, install and most of all ENJOY     As always please like this video and subscribe to my channel to keep bringing you awesome videos. Official site: http://streamhelp.org
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      🔥🔥 BEAST UPDATED AUGUST 19th WITH NEW REPOSITORY WIZARD🔥🔥   08/19/2017

      🔥🔥 BEAST UPDATED AUGUST 19th 🔥🔥 🔥🔥 WITH NEW REPOSITORY WIZARD🔥🔥 Hi Everyone, I have said this before in the last announcement but really got to repeat it as it's the same as before BUT WHATEVER YOU DO WATCH AND FOLLOW THE VIDEO BELOW  Well it's been asked for and now you got it! Our latest Beast Wizard and Repo is a total game changer in the world of Kodi and is so simple to install. Once installed it is so powerful it literally does everything for you from fresh start of Kodi to cleaning up and updating your builds without loosing any settings. There is so much in this it is easier to watch the video than to write a install text, so go ahead and watch our video and follow it and you should have no problems at all and updating from now on is a total breeze. BIG thanks goes out to @Tech Timeruuu for creating this wizard and Repo and @ChrisB for our beast builds.  Anyway enough with the small talk let's go ahead, watch the video, install and most of all ENJOY As always please like this video and subscribe to my channel to keep bringing you awesome videos. Official site: http://streamhelp.org
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      🔥🔥 THE ROYALIST AUGUST 21st (KodiTalk & StreamHelp's) VERY OWN BUILD IS OUT NOW! WITH NEW REPOSITORY WIZARD🔥🔥   08/20/2017

      🔥🔥 THE ROYALIST AUGUST 21st (KodiTalk & StreamHelp's) 🔥🔥 🔥🔥 VERY OWN BUILD IS OUT NOW! 🔥🔥 🔥🔥 WITH NEW REPOSITORY WIZARD🔥🔥 Hi Everyone, YES I got to repeat myself again  As I have said this before in the last 2 announcements but really got to repeat it as it's the same as before BUT WHATEVER YOU DO WATCH AND FOLLOW THE VIDEO BELOW  Well it's been asked for and now you got it! Our latest Wizard and Repo is a total game changer in the world of Kodi and is so simple to install. Once installed it is so powerful it literally does everything for you from fresh start of Kodi to cleaning up and updating your builds without loosing any settings. There is so much in this it is easier to watch the video than to write a install text, so go ahead and watch our video and follow it and you should have no problems at all and updating from now on is a total breeze. BIG thanks goes out to @Tech Timeruuu for creating this wizard and Repo also as the title says this is our build and of course our very own @ChrisB for our Beast Builds.  PLEASE NOTE ONCE YOU HAVE INSTALLED OUR NEW REPOSITORY THEN THATS IT ALL OUR BUILDS ARE NOW IN THERE AND SO EASY TO UPDATE FROM NOW  Anyway enough with the small talk let's go ahead, watch the video, install and most of all ENJOY As always please like this video and subscribe to my channel to keep bringing you awesome videos. Official site: http://streamhelp.org
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      🔥🔥 THE BEAST SHIELD UPDATED AUGUST 20th WITH NEW REPOSITORY WIZARD🔥🔥   08/21/2017

      🔥🔥 THE BEAST SHIELD UPDATED AUGUST 20th 🔥🔥 🔥🔥 WITH NEW REPOSITORY WIZARD🔥🔥 Hi Everyone, YES I got to repeat myself again  As I have said this before in the last 2 announcements but really got to repeat it as it's the same as before BUT WHATEVER YOU DO WATCH AND FOLLOW THE VIDEO BELOW  Well it's been asked for and now you got it! Our latest Wizard and Repo is a total game changer in the world of Kodi and is so simple to install. Once installed it is so powerful it literally does everything for you from fresh start of Kodi to cleaning up and updating your builds without loosing any settings. There is so much in this it is easier to watch the video than to write a install text, so go ahead and watch our video and follow it and you should have no problems at all and updating from now on is a total breeze. BIG thanks goes out to @Tech Timeruuu for creating this wizard and Repo and of course our very own @ChrisB for our Beast Builds.  PLEASE NOTE ONCE YOU HAVE INSTALLED OUR NEW REPOSITORY THEN THATS IT ALL OUR BUILDS ARE NOW IN THERE AND SO EASY TO UPDATE FROM NOW  Anyway enough with the small talk let's go ahead, watch the video, install and most of all ENJOY As always please like this video and subscribe to my channel to keep bringing you awesome videos. Official site: http://streamhelp.org
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  1. Top 10 Most Streamed Movies of The Week on KodiTalk 21/August/2017 The top 10 most streamed movies on StreamHelp & KodiTalk are in again. ‘Baywatch’ tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′. ‘The Mummy’ completes the top three. This week we have two newcomers in our chart. Baywatch is the most streamed movie. The data for our weekly chart is estimated by KodiTalk & StreamHelp, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are Web-DL/Webrip/HDRip/BDrip/DVDrip unless stated otherwise. THIS WEEK’S MOST STREAMED MOVIES ARE: Movie Rank Rank last week Movie name IMDb Rating Top 10 Most Streamed Movies of The Week on Koditalk – 21/August/2017 1 (…) Baywatch 5.7 2 (1) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 8.0 3 (2) The Mummy 2017 5.8 4 (3) King Arthur: Legend of the Sword 7.2 5 (6) Wonder Woman (Subbed HDrip) 8.2 6 (4) Spider-Man: Homecoming (HDTS) 8.0 7 (…) Security 8.2 8 (5) The Boss Baby 6.5 9 (10) Despicable Me 3 (HDTS) 6.4 10 (9) Ghost In the Shell 6.8 Thank You And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  2. KODI GVIDEO LINKS NOT WORKING? FIND OUT WHY Kodi Gvideo links are some of the most reliable and popular HD links found in Kodi add-ons, but sometimes they stop working or disappear. Let us explain what’s happening and help you out. August 17th: A change by Google has caused most Kodi Gvideo links to stop working. It appears that Gvideo streams now have view limits on them if you are not logged into your Google account. A URLResolver update will be coming shortly to add the ability to enter and use your Google account to stream Gvideo files. This news is worrying for those concerned about the privacy of their internet connection. By forcing you to log in to your account, Google can now tie your account to the things you stream on the internet. We recommend not using an account with your real information and hiding behind a VPN for maximum security. We will update this post when a URLResolver update comes out. Original Post: Kodi Gvideo links not working for you? Gvideo has long been the chosen web host for Kodi users because of a few nice advantages: Gvideo is powered by Google and has one of the largest server networks, ideal for large HD files. Gvideo upload and download speeds are higher than other free hosts, allowing for quicker uploads and buffer-free streaming. However, because Gvideo links are hosted by Google, they are prone to DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) requests, which allows official parties to painlessly request that Givdeo links be removed due to their piracy nature. This means that if you find Kodi Gvideo links not working for you, they’ve most likely been removed at the request of the original content owner. So, while there are some Gvideo advantages and disadvantages, the average Kodi users can’t control or do anything about it. When an HD Gvideo Kodi links is available, have fun. If you find that Covenant is skipping past all of the Gvideo links, it probably means that each link has been removed but the streaming website you are scraping hasn’t updated their index to remove them from showing up. Hopefully that helps you understand Kodi Givdeo links not working, why Gvideo is so popular, and why they are prone to uptime and downtime. Thank You And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  3. Roku Gets Tough on Pirate Channels, Warns Users Just click on the picture below and PLEASE click some of our adverts on the site to help server costs, ❤️ thank you so much ❤️👌 Thank You 🙂 And Have A Great Day.
  4. THE U.K. USERS DEFINITELY NEED A VPN! New Premier League Blocking Disrupts Pirate IPTV Providers This weekend the Premier League began a new round of actions targeting illegal streaming. Reports reveal disruption at many IPTV providers, with some indicating that using VPNs is now a must for UK IPTV subscribers. Interestingly, however, sources at some providers claim to have already mitigated the threat. Top tier football in the UK is handled by the English Premier League (EPL) and broadcasting partners Sky and BT Sport. All face considerable problems with Internet piracy, through free web or Kodi-based streaming and premium IPTV feeds. To mitigate the threat, earlier this year the Premier League obtained a unique High Court injunction which required ISPs such as Sky, BT, and Virgin to block ‘pirate’ football streams in real-time. Although the success of the program was initially up for debate, the EPL reported it was able to block 5,000 server IP addresses that were streaming its content. When that temporary injunction ran out, the EPL went back to court for a new one, valid for the season that began this past weekend. There are signs the EPL may have upped its game. As soon as the matches began on Saturday, issues were reported at several of the more prominent IPTV providers. Within minutes of the match streams going live, subscribers to affected services were met with black screens, causing anger and frustration. While some clearly knew that action was on the cards, relatively few had an effective plan in place. One provider, which targets subscribers in the UK, scrambled to obtain new domain names, thinking that the existing domains had been placed on some kind of Premier League blacklist. While that may have indeed been the case, making a service more obscure in that sense was never going to outwit the systems deployed by the anti-piracy outfits involved. Indeed, the provider in question was subjected to much chaos over both Saturday and Sunday, since it’s clear that large numbers of subscribers had absolutely no idea what was going on. Even if they understood that the EPL was blocking, the change of domain flat-footed the rest. The subsequent customer service chaos was not a pretty sight but would’ve been a pleasure for the EPL to behold. An interesting side effect of this EPL action is that even if IPTV subscribers don’t care about football, many were affected this past weekend anyway. TF is aware of at least three services (there are probably many more) that couldn’t service their UK customers with any other channels whatsoever while the Premier League games were being aired. This suggests that the IP addresses hit by the EPL and blocked by local ISPs belonged to the same servers carrying the rest of the content offered by the IPTV providers. When the High Court handed down its original injunction it accepted that some non-Premier League content could be blocked at the same time but since that “consists almost exclusively of [infringing] commercial broadcast content such as other sports, films, and television programs,” there was little concern over collateral damage. So the big question now is what can IPTV providers and/or subscribers do to tackle the threat? The first interesting thing to note is not all of the big providers were affected this past weekend, so for many customers the matches passed by as normal. It isn’t clear whether EPL simply didn’t have all of the providers on the list or whether steps were taken to mitigate the threat, but that was certainly the case in a handful of cases. Information passed to TF shows that at least a small number of providers were not only waiting for the EPL action but actually had a backup plan in place. This appears to have resulted in a minimum of disruption for their customers, something that will prove of interest to the many frustrated subscribers looking for a new service this morning. While the past few days have been somewhat chaotic, other issues have been muddying the waters somewhat. TF has learned that at least two, maybe three suppliers, were subjected to DDoS attacks around the time the matches were due to air. It seems unlikely that the EPL has been given permission to carry out such an attack but since the High Court injunction is secret in every way that describes its anti-piracy methods, that will remain a suspicion. In the meantime, rival IPTV services remain possible suspects. Also, a major IPTV stream ‘wholesaler’ is reported to have had technical issues on Saturday, which affected its ability to serve lower-tier providers. Whether that was also linked to the Premier League action is unknown and TF couldn’t find any source willing to talk about the provider in any detail. So, sports fans who rely on IPTV for their fix are wondering how things will pan out later this week. If this last weekend is anything to go by, disruption is guaranteed, but it will be less of a surprise given the problems of the last few days. While some don’t foresee huge problems, several providers are already advising customers that VPNs will be necessary. An IPTV provider suggesting the use of VPNs While a VPN will indeed solve the problem in most cases, for many subscribers that will amount to an additional expense, not to mention more time spent learning about VPNs, what they can do, and how they can be setup on the hardware they’re using for IPTV. For users on Android devices running IPTV apps or Kodi-type setups, VPNs are both easy to install and use. However, Mag Box STB users cannot run a VPN directly on the device, meaning that they’ll need either a home router that can run a VPN or a smaller ‘travel’ type router with OpenVPN capabilities to use as a go-between. Either way, costs are beginning to creep up, if IPTV providers can’t deal with the EPL’s blocking efforts. That makes the new cheaper football packages offered by various providers that little bit more attractive. But that was probably the plan all along. Thank You And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  5. Top 10 Most Streamed Movies of The Week on KodiTalk 14/August/2017 The top 10 most streamed movies on StreamHelp are in again. ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′ tops the chart this week, followed by ‘The Mummy’. ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ completes the top three. This week we have two newcomers in our chart. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the most streamed movie. The data for our weekly chart is estimated by TorrentFreak & StreamHelp, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are Web-DL/Webrip/HDRip/BDrip/DVDrip unless stated otherwise. THIS WEEK’S MOST STREAMED MOVIES ARE: Movie Rank Rank last week Movie name IMDb Rating Top 10 Most Streamed Movies of The Week on StreamHelp – 14/August/2017 1 (…) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 8.0 2 (1) The Mummy 2017 5.8 3 (6) King Arthur: Legend of the Sword 7.2 4 (2) Spider-Man: Homecoming (HDTS) 8.0 5 (4) The Boss Baby 6.5 6 (5) Wonder Woman (Subbed HDrip) 8.2 7 (3) Alien Covenant 6.7 8 (7) The Wall 6.2 9 (8) Ghost In the Shell 6.8 10 (…) Despicable Me 3 (HDTS) 6.4\ Thank You And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  6. Top 10 Most Streamed Movies of The Week on KodiTalk 08/August/2017 The top 10 most streamed movies on Streamhelp & KodoTalk are in again. ‘The Mummy’ tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’. ‘Alien Covenant’ completes the top three. This week we have two newcomers in our chart. The Mummy, which came out as a Web-DL last week, is the most streamed movie. The data for our weekly chart is estimated by StreamHelp, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are Web-DL/Webrip/HDRip/BDrip/DVDrip unless stated otherwise. THIS WEEK’S MOST STREAMED MOVIES ARE: Movie Rank Rank last week Movie name IMDb Rating Top 10 Most Streamed Movies of The Week on Koditalk – 08/August/2017 1 (2) The Mummy 2017 5.8 2 (1) Spider-Man: Homecoming (HDTS) 8.0 3 (10) Alien Covenant 6.7 4 (6) The Boss Baby 6.5 5 (8) Wonder Woman (Subbed HDrip) 8.2 6 (3) King Arthur: Legend of the Sword 7.2 7 (…) The Wall 6.2 8 (5) Ghost In the Shell 6.8 9 (…) How To Be a Latin Lover 5.7 10 (4) Going In Style 6.8 Thank You And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org Thank You 🙂 And Have A Great Day.
  7. Top 10 Most Streamed Movies of The Week on KodiTalk 31/July/2017 The top 10 most downloaded movies on KodiTalk are in again. ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ tops the chart this week, followed by ‘The Mummy’. ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ completes the top three. This week we have two newcomers in our chart. Spider-Man: Homecoming is the most streamed movie. The data for our weekly chart is estimated by StreamHelp & KodiTalk, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are Web-DL/Webrip/HDRip/BDrip/DVDrip unless stated otherwise. THIS WEEK’S MOST STREAMED MOVIES ARE: Movie Rank Rank last week Movie name IMDb Rating Top 10 Most Streamed Movies of The Week on KodiTalk – 31/July/2017 1 (5) Spider-Man: Homecoming (HDTS) 8.0 2 (1) The Mummy 2017 (Subbed HDRip) 5.8 3 (…) King Arthur: Legend of the Sword 7.2 4 (3) Going In Style 6.8 5 (2) Ghost In the Shell 6.8 6 (4) The Boss Baby 6.5 7 (9) S.W.A.T.: Under Siege ?.? 8 (7) Wonder Woman (Subbed HDrip) 8.2 9 (…) Shot Caller 7.5 10 (9) Alien Covenant (Subbed HDrip) 6.7 Thank You And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org Thank You 🙂 And Have A Great Day.
  8. BulkyIPTV Operator Was Arrested For Fraud, Money Laundering Just click on the picture below and PLEASE click some of our adverts on the site to help server costs, ❤️ thank you so much ❤️👌 Thank You 🙂 And Have A Great Day.
  9. Mobdro could be NEW Kodi as illegal streamers flock to service Mobdro is a streaming program capable of picking up live channels and on-demand content that includes popular TV shows, live sports and documentaries. You can’t move these days without seeing a Kodi headline. The popular, widely-used service lets people watch premium channels – as well as movies and sport – for free. But major police forces are now targeting people who sell pre-loaded Kodi boxes. The latest crackdown by FACT, the police and the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is targeting those involved in the sale and distribution of these illegal “fully loaded” devices. The penalties for sellers are high – it could result in time behind bars. Now, another streaming service, so far untouched by copyright enforcers, appears to be picking up some of the slack as Kodi is faced with a crackdown, according to the Mirror. Mobdro is a streaming program capable of picking up live channels and on-demand content that includes popular TV shows, live sports and documentaries. The app isn’t listed in the app store but the APK (Andriod application package) is freely available online and can be installed on any device with a bit of know-how. What’s more, it can also be loaded onto TV streaming devices like Google’s Chromecast or Amazon’s Fire TV Stick and played through a regular television. Mobdro offers both a free and a paid-for premium version, but the premium version isn’t necessary for accessing live content. You only need it if you want to put it on a Chromecast. “Got it today, pretty sweet so far. Has all the sports channels which will prove to be handy,” one impressed user wrote on Reddit. “Someone makes the stream available online, Mobdro finds it and serve it in a nice userface for you. Probably released somewhere else first,” another wrote. But as with Kodi, the authorities take a dim view of any service that facilitates illegal viewing. “As technology evolves and advances, so do the criminals. Unfortunately, we have seen a number of unofficial apps and add-ons emerging that allow illegal access to copyrighted content such as live sport, films and premium pay-to view TV,” said Kieron Sharp, the CEO of FACT (Federation against copyright theft) “In the last few months there has been some significant steps forward in the fight against illegal streaming including the UK blocking order against illegal football streams,” he told Mirror Tech. “We will continue our work with industry and the police to crackdown on the criminal opportunists behind these infringing apps and add-ons.” Before you can install Mobdro, you are forced to agree to the app’s terms and conditions, which state that it is designed to “crawl the web for free streams” and capture them in order for users to watch. It goes on to say: “Mobdro has no control whatsoever nor may it be held liable for the content or location of the streams, which shall be the sole responsibility of the pages on which they are hosted.” “Should the holder of a copyright consider that her/his right have[sic] been breached, she/he must address the source to request its withdrawal.” Thank You And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  10. GoMovies Moves to GoStream.is and Evades Google ‘Ban’ Just click on the picture below and PLEASE click some of our adverts on the site to help server costs, ❤️ thank you so much ❤️👌 Thank You 🙂 And Have A Great Day.
  11. Mobdro could be NEW Kodi as illegal streamers flock to service Mobdro is a streaming program capable of picking up live channels and on-demand content that includes popular TV shows, live sports and documentaries. You can’t move these days without seeing a Kodi headline. The popular, widely-used service lets people watch premium channels – as well as movies and sport – for free. But major police forces are now targeting people who sell pre-loaded Kodi boxes. The latest crackdown by FACT, the police and the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is targeting those involved in the sale and distribution of these illegal “fully loaded” devices. The penalties for sellers are high – it could result in time behind bars. Now, another streaming service, so far untouched by copyright enforcers, appears to be picking up some of the slack as Kodi is faced with a crackdown, according to the Mirror. Mobdro is a streaming program capable of picking up live channels and on-demand content that includes popular TV shows, live sports and documentaries. The app isn’t listed in the app store but the APK (Andriod application package) is freely available online and can be installed on any device with a bit of know-how. What’s more, it can also be loaded onto TV streaming devices like Google’s Chromecast or Amazon’s Fire TV Stick and played through a regular television. Mobdro offers both a free and a paid-for premium version, but the premium version isn’t necessary for accessing live content. You only need it if you want to put it on a Chromecast. “Got it today, pretty sweet so far. Has all the sports channels which will prove to be handy,” one impressed user wrote on Reddit. “Someone makes the stream available online, Mobdro finds it and serve it in a nice userface for you. Probably released somewhere else first,” another wrote. But as with Kodi, the authorities take a dim view of any service that facilitates illegal viewing. “As technology evolves and advances, so do the criminals. Unfortunately, we have seen a number of unofficial apps and add-ons emerging that allow illegal access to copyrighted content such as live sport, films and premium pay-to view TV,” said Kieron Sharp, the CEO of FACT (Federation against copyright theft) “In the last few months there has been some significant steps forward in the fight against illegal streaming including the UK blocking order against illegal football streams,” he told Mirror Tech. “We will continue our work with industry and the police to crackdown on the criminal opportunists behind these infringing apps and add-ons.” Before you can install Mobdro, you are forced to agree to the app’s terms and conditions, which state that it is designed to “crawl the web for free streams” and capture them in order for users to watch. It goes on to say: “Mobdro has no control whatsoever nor may it be held liable for the content or location of the streams, which shall be the sole responsibility of the pages on which they are hosted.” “Should the holder of a copyright consider that her/his right have[sic] been breached, she/he must address the source to request its withdrawal.” Thank You And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  12. Top 10 Most Streamed Movies of The Week on KodiTalk – 10/July/2017 The top 10 most streamed movies on StreamHelp are in again. ‘Alien Covenant’ tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Ghost in the Shell’. ‘Kong: Skull Island’ completes the top three. This week we have three newcomers in our chart. Alien Covenant is the most streamed movie. The data for our weekly chart is estimated by StreamHelp, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are Web-DL/Webrip/HDRip/BDrip/DVDrip unless stated otherwise. THIS WEEK’S MOST STREAMED MOVIES ARE: Movie Rank Rank last week Movie name IMDb Rating Top 10 Most Streamed Movies of The Week on StreanHelp – 10/July/2017 1 (7) Alien Covenant (Subbed HDrip) 6.7 2 (…) Ghost In the Shell 6.8 3 (1) Kong: Skull Island 6.9 4 (…) Despicable Me 3 (HDTS) 6.7 5 (2) Wonder Woman (Subbed HDrip) 8.2 6 (3) King Arthur: Legend of the Sword 7.2 7 (4) The Fate of the Furious 6.7 8 (…) Transformers: The Last Knight (TC/HDTS) 5.3 9 (5) The Mummy 2017 (HDTS) 5.8 10 (6) The Boss Baby 6.5 Thank You And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  13. Kodi WARNING – Government expected to clamp down on streaming this summer in new crackdown KODI users are being warned that the Government is expected to launch a crackdown on illegal streaming and piracy and it could start as early as this summer. Kodi users have been warned the Government is expected to clamp down on piracy this summer The Kodi surge continues without any sign of stopping, as users continue to ditch paid TV for the online player. Kodi software is not illegal, but developers can produce third-party add-ons that provide free access to pirated and illegal content. The illegal add-ons are being targeted by ISP’s, Government agencies, broadcasters and rights holders. And it’s now emerged that seven million people in the UK are streaming or downloading movies, TV shows or music illegally. This is according to a study carried out by PRS for Music and the Intellectual Property Office (IPO). Ros Lynch, Copyright and IP Enforcement Director at the Intellectual Property Office, said: “There has never been more choice or flexibility for consumers of TV and music, however illicit streaming devices and stream-ripping are threatening this progress. “Content creators deserve to be paid for their work – it is not a grey area. “This Government takes IP infringement extremely seriously and we are working with our industry partners and law enforcement to tackle this emerging threat.” The research found that 15 per cent of UK internet users, approximately seven million people, had either streamed or downloaded material that infringed copyright. In response the IPO had published a “call for views”, asking people in the entertainment industry what should be done. The Government response on how to deal with this widespread copyright infringement is due to be published later this summer. The study found that legitimate streaming services, like Netflix and Spotify, have grown in popularity. However, the research found set top boxes which allows users to illegally stream premium TV content is holding similar businesses back. The IPO said stream-ripping – where users rule and store content from its original platform – is becoming a significant problem. PRS for Music is a body which collects royalties on behalf of the music industry. Chief Executive Robert Ashcroft said: “We hope that this research will provide the basis for a renewed and re-focused commitment to tackling online copyright infringement. “The long term health of the UK’s cultural and creative sectors is in everyone’s best interests, including those of the digital service providers, and a co-ordinated industry and government approach to tackling stream ripping is essential.” Last week the head of the UK’s leading anti-piracy group warned that Kodi users will be targeted in a major new crackdown on illegal streaming. Kodi project lead Martijn Kaijser has revealed his team is looking to bring Digital Rights Management (DRM) to the platform to entice legitimate sources of copyrighted content to Kodi. If the plan works, here are some of the best movies, live sports and video games we’d love to see make the jump to Kodi Kieron Sharp, the chief executive of the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), said those who use illegal Kodi add-ons “are committing criminal offences”. Speaking to The Independent, he said: “What we’ve been looking at in conjunction with many of our clients and members are the different levels of crime being committed. “There’s the manufacture and importation of devices, and then the distribution and selling of those. We’re also looking at the people who are providing the apps and add-ons, the developers. “And then we’ll also be looking at, at some point, the end user. The reason for end users to come into this is that they are committing criminal offences.” Thank You 🙂 And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  14. HUNDREDS of Kodi Box sellers have been shutdown, following a ruling by the EU Court of Justice back in April that made the sale of preloaded pirate streaming set-top boxes and add-ons illegal, an anti-piracy group has revealed. Hundreds of Kodi Box sellers have been shut down since the EU ruling in April Kodi Boxes – which have previously been described as an “epidemic” in the UK – are now a little harder to find. According to the Protection Rights Entertainment Industry Netherlands (BREIN), around 200 individuals and companies selling so-called Kodi Boxes have been shut down since April. The majority of these sellers were selling the pirate streaming devices through dedicated sites and major online shopping destinations, like Amazon, Facebook and eBay. Each of these online retail sites has previous spoken-out against the illegal pirate devices. Earlier this year, Amazon confirmed that sellers who violate its policy would see any inventory stored in Amazon fulfilment centres destroyed – with no reimbursement. “Typically we send an explanatory letter with a cease and desist undertaking,” BREIN Chief Tim Kuik told blog TorrentFreak. “Everyone gets the opportunity to settle. Most take it.” Kodi guide – All the devices you own that can run this streaming app KODI is legal if used correctly and here’s all the devices that can run this streaming software. KODI GUIDE – which devices are compatible But should the seller refuse to comply with the cease and desist, Kuik says “wilful infringement is assumed and this means no more warnings. “Providers who settle with BREIN pay up to 10,000 euros. Those who continue can count on a multiple of that. There’s a raw deal for those who think they’ll just get a warning. That time is now over Tim Kuik, BREIN “There’s a raw deal for those who think they’ll just get a warning. That time is now over.” Back in April, a ruling by the EU Court of Justice – Europe’s highest court – made it easier for member states to stop the sale of preloaded media players and streaming add-ons. The court ruled: “In the present case and having regard, in particular, to the content of the advertising of the multimedia player and to the fact that the main attraction of that player for potential purchasers is the pre-installation of the add-ons concerned, the Court finds that the purchaser of such a player accesses a free and unauthorised offer of protected works deliberately and in full knowledge of the circumstances.” The following month, the Digital Economy Act received royal assent – and increased the maximum jail sentence for copyright infringement in the UK from two to three years. The combination of this landmark ruling and the increase in sanctions for those who infringe copyright has led some developers to abandon Kodi. In early June, Kodi fans saw one of the most popular destinations for third-party add-ons removed from the web. TVAddons, which hosted a number of add-ons that enabled free streaming of copyright-protected material, was taken offline completely. Even its Facebook page was unavailable, blog TorrentFreak reported. TVAddons offers Kodi users the chance to access numerous illegal streams such as premium live sport and movie channels. Kodi is a neutral, open-source media player that can be installed on a broad range of devices – from discount set-top boxes powered by Android, to known brands, like Amazon Fire TV Stick. The BEST Kodi Add-On and Plugins We’d Love To See On Kodi Boxes Kodi project lead Martijn Kaijser has revealed his team is looking to bring Digital Rights Management (DRM) to the platform to entice legitimate sources of copyrighted content to Kodi. If the plan works, here are some of the best movies, live sports and video games we’d love to see make the jump to Kodi BBC • KODI 1 of 13 Apps we’d love to see make the jump from Apple TV to the Kodi Add-On store Kodi itself is completely legal. Although, it’s worth checking to make sure that you will not violate the manufacturer’s terms and conditions when installing the open-source software onto their hardware. Ready-made “pirate” devices preloaded with a number of third-party add-ons designed to facilitate piracy are colloquially known as Kodi Boxes or IPTV Boxes. According to YouGov data, around five million people in the UK use pirated TV streaming services via so-called Kodi Boxes, Amazon Fire TV Chipped Sticks, and illegal streaming apps on smartphones and tablets. Thank You 🙂 And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
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  16. Top 10 Most Streamed Movies of The Week on StreamHelp – 29/May/2017 The top 10 most streamed movies on StreamHelp are in again. ‘John Wick: Chapter 2′ tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Logan’. ‘The Boss Baby’ completes the top three. This week we have two newcomers in our chart. John Wick: Chapter 2 is the most streamed movie for the second week in a row. The data for our weekly chart is estimated by StreamHelp, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are Web-DL/Webrip/HDRip/BDrip/DVDrip unless stated otherwise. THIS WEEK’S MOST STREAMED MOVIES ARE: Movie Rank Rank last week Movie name IMDb Rating Top 10 Most Streamed Movies of The Week on StreamHelp – 29/May/2017 1 (…) John Wick: Chapter 2 8.0 2 (1) Logan 8.6 3 (3) The Boss Baby 6.5 4 (2) The Fate of the Furious (subbed HDRip) 6.7 5 (…) A Cure For Wellness 6.5 6 (7) T2 Trainspotting 7.7 7 (4) Ghost in The Shell (Subbed HDRip) 6.9 8 (6) Kong: Skull Island (Subbed HDRip) 7.0 9 (5) Fist Fight 5.7 10 (8) Beauty and the Beast 7.6 Thank You 🙂 And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  17. To Torrent or To Stream? That is The Big Piracy Question When movies and TV shows are so readily accessible via streaming platforms, why would anyone go to the trouble of using a torrent site anymore? It’s an interesting question that raises issues not only for the future of consumer piracy but also for the health of the underlying content ecosystem. As recently as perhaps six years ago, there was no question over where the majority of Internet video pirates would be getting their online fix. Just as they had done for at least as many years before, BitTorrent was the go-to protocol. While still massively popular today to the tune of scores of millions of daily users, torrent consumption has been tempered in recent years by the rise of streaming platforms. These sites, with their glossy indexes and YouTube-like interfaces, grant easy access to a wide range of movies and TV shows, almost as quickly as their torrent counterparts. So why, when these streaming services are so easy to use, would anyone bother with relatively cumbersome torrent downloads? The answer isn’t immediately obvious but for those with intimate experience of both, it’s a pretty serious question. First of all, we have the important question of content ‘ownership’. While people have easy access to the latest movies on streamingmovies123 or whatever .com, users never ‘own’ those streams. They are absolutely transient and once the stop button is pressed, that movie or TV show instance is gone forever. The user downloads the file of course, but it is almost immediately dumped into the ether. For the same download bandwidth expenditure, the user can visit a torrent site and obtain exactly the same content. This time, however, there are two key differences. One, they help to distribute that content among other downloaders and two, they get to keep that content for as long as they choose. Storing content locally is important to many pirates. Not only can that content be played on any device of the users’ choosing, it can also be played offline. Sure, it takes up some drive space, but it doesn’t require streamingmovies123 to stay online to be enjoyed. It can be played again, potentially forever, and certainly long after the streaming site has disappeared, which they often do. But while maintaining control of content rarely has a downside for the consumer, the issue of whether distribution (uploading) via BitTorrent is ‘good’ depends on perspective. Users of streaming sites will correctly argue that with no uploading, they are much safer than their torrenting counterparts. Torrent users, on the other hand, note that their participation in uploading helps to provide content to others. Torrent users are effectively a plus to the piracy ecosystem, while streamers (if we refer to them in torrent terms) are merely leechers. There’s a whole generation of streaming consumers coming through today who literally have no idea about the concept of sharing. They do not understand where the content comes from, nor do they care. This lack of ‘pirate education’ could eventually present a negative for content availability. While we’re on that topic, there’s the important question of how and why pirated content travels through the online ecosystem. There are long-established routes for content from so-called ‘top sites’ to be shifted quickly to torrent sites. Furthermore, torrent sites provide platforms for non-scene P2P releasers to distribute their offerings to the public. In this respect, torrent sites contribute much more to the overall piracy ecosystem than most streaming sites. Also, there’s the not inconsiderable issue of where streaming sites obtain their content. Of course, many people involved in that area of piracy will have either direct or indirect top-site access, but many simply choose to grab their content from either public or private torrents like the average user might. It’s not hard to see who relies on who here. This brings us to how each kind of piracy is perceived by Hollywood interests. It doesn’t take Einstein to reveal that both torrents and streaming are the enemy, but since streaming platforms are closest to legitimate offerings such as Netflix and Amazon, the threat they pose is often portrayed as being the greatest. Indeed, the rise of modified Kodi setups (and the aggressive response to them) seems to support that, with piracy shifting from the relatively geeky torrent environment to the point-and-click living room domain, occupied by the general public. So the question of what is best – torrents or streaming – is largely down to consumer preference. However, for those with an interest in the piracy ecosystem, it’s a question of whether streaming can improve or even survive without torrents, and whether exclusively supporting the former is a potential road to nowhere. Thank You 🙂 And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
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  22. What Now For ‘Pirate’ Boxes & Streaming Following the ECJ Ruling? This week the European Court of Justice found that set-top boxes and similar devices can infringe copyright if they are sold pre-configured for piracy. The Court also clarified that when users stream content from an illegal source, they too fall foul of the law. So with these issues in mind, how is the market likely to respond? On Wednesday, the European Court of Justice handed down its decision in the long-running case between Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN and Filmspeler.nl. Filmspeler sold Android-type devices with Kodi software installed. However, it augmented otherwise legal setups with third-party addons designed to deliver infringing content to customers. Filmspeler’s owners felt that its pre-configured devices were legal, but both BREIN and ultimately the ECJ disagreed, with the latter noting that their sale amounted to a “communication to the public” in respect of infringing content. So what does this decision mean for the sale of so-called “fully-loaded” devices in the EU? In the very short term, probably very little. Longer term, some changes probably lie ahead. Suppliers There can be little doubt that one of the first places people turn to for such devices are places like eBay. But despite some recent UK tabloid claims that the auction site had banned their sale, a cursory search today reveals hundreds of listings for devices that are clearly configured for piracy. Over time – whether due to eBay tightening its policies, more aggressive reporting of infringing listings by rights holders, or increased caution on the part of sellers due to prosecutions – it’s likely that these kinds of blatant ‘pirate’ listings will become much less common. However, sellers will find subtle ways to get their message across, without attracting too much attention. For instance, people hoping to watch satellite TV without paying for an expensive subscription can head over to eBay and pop the otherwise benign terms “satellite” and “gift” into the search box. Hundreds of listings appear, the majority of which offer a pirate subscription to an illegal card-sharing service. ‘Pirate’ box sellers are likely to employ similar tactics in future. While sprawling, eBay is relatively easy to police but the same cannot be said of the listings that appear in local classified papers. These ads are often placed by regular people who have nurtured a small cottage industry selling a few boxes per week. These people could find themselves targeted by authorities, but sheer numbers will dictate that most fly under the radar. For suppliers still intent on shifting volume, safer strategies exist. Pirate addons? Get ready for a DIY boom This week’s ECJ ruling has nothing to do with the sale of basic hardware and everything to do with infringing software. In other words, if box suppliers sell devices with little other than an operating system installed, they are not breaking the law. This presents a problem, however. A typical ‘pirate’ box buyer hasn’t got the knowledge to turn an Android device into a piracy machine, that’s why he bought the thing off eBay in the first instance. This means that these kinds of people will be much less likely to buy if they have to mess around themselves. However, if they only have to click a couple of links to get going, that probably won’t be too much of a problem. That’s certainly the case with native Android apps such as Showbox, Popcorn Time, Mobdro, and Terrarium TV, which are all installed to a set-top device with a couple of clicks, even by the complete novice. With this in mind, it’s likely that sellers will very gently direct customers to sites offering the software and tutorials, rather than take the risk themselves. Custom installers for Kodi (such as TVAddons’ Fusion) are also widely available and will no doubt gain further traction if the availability of pre-configured ‘pirate’ boxes is restricted. Expect there to be a lot of innovation in this area, with an emphasis on making this as close to a ‘one-click’ process as possible. But will users be breaking the law using these setups? In a word – probably. Up until this week, it was widely believed that users who merely stream pirated content are not breaking the law. It was a position even held by UK Trading Standards, who have an important prosecution pending against a box seller. But the ECJ’s decision published on Wednesday appears to have removed all doubt, noting that a “copyright-protected work obtained by streaming from a website belonging to a third party offering that work without the consent of the copyright holder” does not qualify for exemption from reproduction rights. In other words, streaming copyrighted content from an illicit source is now just as illegal in the EU as downloading from an illicit source. So what does this mean for the average ‘pirate’ box user? In the short term, probably not a great deal. When a user downloads or streams infringing content, whether that’s from a file-hosting site, streaming portal, or even YouTube, no third parties are legally able to get in the way to monitor what’s going on. The user’s connection is directly communicating with the source, and unlike BitTorrent, there are no easily monitored and potentially risky uploads going on. So yes, streaming is now apparently confirmed illegal but will remain a hidden offense carried out by dozens of millions of people all around the EU. Even in the face of an ECJ ruling, only their consciences will stand between them and illicit content, whether a box seller installed the addons, or if they did the deed themselves. Thank You 🙂 And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  23. Almost five million Brits are regularly streaming TV content from illegal Internet services. That’s one of the findings from a new YouGov study which shows that Kodi-powered devices and Android apps are particularly popular with users. Of concern to authorized services is that hundreds of thousands of pirates say they’re canceling their official subscriptions. With Internet access almost universal across the UK and a young, tech-savvy audience fully clued-up on the wonders of on-demand content, little wonder that new ways to consume content are being gobbled up across the country. Unfortunately for content providers, those methods aren’t always official. In fact, all signs point to an uptick in illegal content consumption from a range of relatively new devices which excel when it comes to ease of access. We’re talking about software such as Kodi, the legal media player that can be super-charged to provide a full-on piracy experience. Or custom Android apps like Showbox, Terrarium TV and Mobdro, each capable of delivering premium movies, TV shows and sport, without the user ever paying a penny. The popularity of illegal streaming has prompted market research firm YouGov to conduct a survey on the consumption habits of Brits, with the company concluding that such services pose a “major threat” to TV subscription brands in the UK. According to its “Illegal Streaming” survey, just short of five million people in the UK are using pirate TV streaming services. YouGov says that around 10% of the adult population (4.9m people) currently have access to custom Kodi boxes, modified Fire TV sticks, and illegal streaming apps running on smartphones and tablets. The part that will send shudders down the spines of companies like Sky, Virgin and BT – who are not only ISPs but major content providers too – is that pirate consumers are backing away from premium services. YouGov says that one out of every seven ‘pirate’ streamers say that their use of unauthorized platforms has caused them to cancel “at least one subscription service.” The market researchers note that the actual number of subscriptions is likely to be lower due to the discrepancy between households and individuals but still, the numbers remain significant. For now at least, there is a significant number of people who maintain both legal subscriptions and parallel pirate setups. However, YouGov reports that almost a third of pirates (31%) say they will cancel official subscriptions during the next 12 months. There can be little doubt that the rise of so-called “living room” streaming can be attributed to word-of-mouth marketing, with people finding excitement in the range of content on offer for a negligible outlay. With that in mind, YouGov reports that six out of ten pirates say they intend to promote the availability of unauthorized services to both friends and family. If the growth that promotion fuels meets YouGov’s expectations, the numbers of people getting into the piracy scene could be significant. The market research company reports that 2.6 million non-pirates say they’re preparing to start using illegal streaming platforms in the future, with 400,000 predicting involvement within the next 90 days. And here’s the problem. YouGov reports that almost 90% of these non-pirates currently have a subscription to an official TV service but should they get involved, almost half are predicting that they will cancel them within 12 months of obtaining a pirate device. Over in the United States, it was recently reported that more than half of all millennials regularly use pirate streaming services to watch TV shows or movies. The numbers in the UK aren’t so high, but they remain significant nonetheless. According to YouGov, 18 to 34-year-olds account for 37% of pirate users, around 1.8 million people. The survey also touched on people’s attitudes towards unauthorized streaming, and it comes as no surprise that many feel the high prices of genuine products justifies the use of illicit alternatives. Bundled packaging means that people in the UK are often required to spend large amounts of money on channels they don’t even watch, so when cheaper options are made available, few have sympathy for what are perceived to be rich content providers. Thank You 🙂 And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  24. Almost five million Brits are regularly streaming TV content from illegal Internet services. That’s one of the findings from a new YouGov study which shows that Kodi-powered devices and Android apps are particularly popular with users. Of concern to authorized services is that hundreds of thousands of pirates say they’re canceling their official subscriptions. With Internet access almost universal across the UK and a young, tech-savvy audience fully clued-up on the wonders of on-demand content, little wonder that new ways to consume content are being gobbled up across the country. Unfortunately for content providers, those methods aren’t always official. In fact, all signs point to an uptick in illegal content consumption from a range of relatively new devices which excel when it comes to ease of access. We’re talking about software such as Kodi, the legal media player that can be super-charged to provide a full-on piracy experience. Or custom Android apps like Showbox, Terrarium TV and Mobdro, each capable of delivering premium movies, TV shows and sport, without the user ever paying a penny. The popularity of illegal streaming has prompted market research firm YouGov to conduct a survey on the consumption habits of Brits, with the company concluding that such services pose a “major threat” to TV subscription brands in the UK. According to its “Illegal Streaming” survey, just short of five million people in the UK are using pirate TV streaming services. YouGov says that around 10% of the adult population (4.9m people) currently have access to custom Kodi boxes, modified Fire TV sticks, and illegal streaming apps running on smartphones and tablets. The part that will send shudders down the spines of companies like Sky, Virgin and BT – who are not only ISPs but major content providers too – is that pirate consumers are backing away from premium services. YouGov says that one out of every seven ‘pirate’ streamers say that their use of unauthorized platforms has caused them to cancel “at least one subscription service.” The market researchers note that the actual number of subscriptions is likely to be lower due to the discrepancy between households and individuals but still, the numbers remain significant. For now at least, there is a significant number of people who maintain both legal subscriptions and parallel pirate setups. However, YouGov reports that almost a third of pirates (31%) say they will cancel official subscriptions during the next 12 months. There can be little doubt that the rise of so-called “living room” streaming can be attributed to word-of-mouth marketing, with people finding excitement in the range of content on offer for a negligible outlay. With that in mind, YouGov reports that six out of ten pirates say they intend to promote the availability of unauthorized services to both friends and family. If the growth that promotion fuels meets YouGov’s expectations, the numbers of people getting into the piracy scene could be significant. The market research company reports that 2.6 million non-pirates say they’re preparing to start using illegal streaming platforms in the future, with 400,000 predicting involvement within the next 90 days. And here’s the problem. YouGov reports that almost 90% of these non-pirates currently have a subscription to an official TV service but should they get involved, almost half are predicting that they will cancel them within 12 months of obtaining a pirate device. Over in the United States, it was recently reported that more than half of all millennials regularly use pirate streaming services to watch TV shows or movies. The numbers in the UK aren’t so high, but they remain significant nonetheless. According to YouGov, 18 to 34-year-olds account for 37% of pirate users, around 1.8 million people. The survey also touched on people’s attitudes towards unauthorized streaming, and it comes as no surprise that many feel the high prices of genuine products justifies the use of illicit alternatives. Bundled packaging means that people in the UK are often required to spend large amounts of money on channels they don’t even watch, so when cheaper options are made available, few have sympathy for what are perceived to be rich content providers. Thank You 🙂 And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  25. Nagra Targets Pirate Kodi Streaming Addons and IPTV While reasonably effective satellite and cable TV anti-piracy systems do exist, these are being entirely circumvented by pirate content delivered over the Internet. No surprise then that conditional access companies such as NAGRA are spreading their wings, targeting illegal IPTV and third-party Kodi addons. Since their very inception, satellite and cable TV systems have been vulnerable to those who enjoy watching content but prefer not to pay. Many ‘solutions’ have been developed to offer consumers the chance to watch premium content for free, or close to it, via the use of modified receivers, replacement or hacked smart cards, or more recently so-called ‘card sharing‘ arrangements. In response, so-called conditional access companies have developed advanced systems to ensure that viewers are also subscribers. One of the more successful is Nagravision (NAGRA), a system that is deployed in set-top boxes around the world. But while NAGRA in this particular form can go some way towards protecting content delivered through proprietary devices, it can be bypassed by content delivered over the Internet, such as via streaming sites, augmented Kodi setups, and illegal IPTV services. To that end, NAGRA and the International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) have announced an expanded agreement “to bring a new generation of anti-piracy technology and services” to broadcasters and distributors of international and multicultural content. “Developing automated, state-of-the-art tools to detect unauthorized streaming – especially on increasingly popular IPTV set-top boxes and Kodi add-ons – helps ensure we can take swift and decisive action against pirates and maintain the value of the services offered to IBCAP members,” says Frederic Guitard, Vice President Media Security Services for NAGRA. IBCAP and NAGRA have been working together since 2014, and the expansion of the agreement was welcomed by Chris Kuelling, Executive Director of IBCAP. “The expansion of our agreement with NAGRA will help us leverage the latest technologies and expertise in content protection and anti-piracy with the aim of putting pirates out of business and replacing them with legitimate providers,” he said. NAGRA says it will establish a lab to monitor and detect unauthorized use of content via set-top boxes, websites and other streaming platforms. The company says it will target both linear feeds and VOD content, and take action to have that content removed. It will also take steps to identify people selling pirate services (such as Kodi boxes augmented with infringing addons and unlicensed IPTV resellers) with an aim to either educate or gather evidence for future lawsuits. The latter option could prove quite expensive. According to figures provided by IBCAP, since 2014 the group has obtained judgments or settlements against IPTV box manufacturers, providers, and retailers in excess of $100 million. “ISP’s, CDN’s, and domain name providers have complied with court orders and unauthorized IPTV services have been disrupted or shut down entirely,” the group says. Crackdowns on IPTV and Kodi box suppliers are becoming increasingly commonplace, particularly in Europe. Action by the Premier League and Spanish authorities shut down a large IPTV supplier last year and fresh action against a pair of IPTV affiliated ISPs was announced just last week by Europol.