A 27-year-old man has been arrested by the City of London Police’s specialist Intellectual Property unit on suspicion of running a series of illegal sports streaming websites.
The man was arrested at his home in the North West where detectives say they found evidence of “an industrial size streaming operation.”
Among the items seized include 12 computer servers used to stream sports events from across the world.
DCI Danny Medlycott said: “Today’s operation is the unit’s third arrest in relation to online streaming and sends out a strong message that we are homing in on those who knowingly commit or facilitate online copyright infringement.
“Not only is there a significant loss to industry with this particular operation but it is also unfair that millions of people work hard to be able to afford to pay for their subscription-only TV services when others cheat the system.”