Today the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) announced that Discovery, Telefe and Channel 5 have joined the anti-piracy group. ACE was founded in June 2017 by 30 creative companies who sought to expand “ongoing, cooperative efforts to reduce the threat and prevalence of online piracy.”
ACE members include Amazon, AMC Networks, BBC Worldwide, Bell Canada and Bell Media, Canal+ Group, CBS Corporation, Channel 5, Constantin Film, Discovery, Foxtel, Grupo Globo, HBO, Hulu, Lionsgate, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Millennium Media, NBCUniversal, Netflix, Paramount Pictures, SF Studios, Sky, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Star India, Studio Babelsberg, STX Entertainment, Telefe, Telemundo, Televisa, Univision Communications Inc., Village Roadshow, The Walt Disney Company, and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Since 2017 ACE has gone after device sellers/operators Tickbox and Dragon Box. ACE also has ongoing lawsuits involving Setvnow and Omniverse. ACE has said these companies do not have the rights to stream the content they are currently offering.
“ACE is the leading global content protection organization, and the addition of Discovery, Channel 5 and Telefe only enhances our ability to support creators,” said Charles Rivkin, Chairman and CEO of the MPAA in a statement sent to Cord Cutters News. “Leveraging the expertise of MPAA’s content protection team, ACE has achieved numerous successes over the last two years and we continue to work with law enforcement around the world to reduce the threat of piracy and illegal streaming.”
Correction: ACE reached out to Cord Cutters News to clarify its press release. While Ace does have ongoing lawsuits with Setvnow and Omniverse this does not mean Discovery is joining the lawsuit.
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