ACE, a group of media companies that include Amazon, Apple TV+, NBCUniversal, Netflix Studios LLC, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, and Warner Bros. Discovery, today announced that they shut down one of the largest IPTV streaming service in the world.
Cuevan3, a large IPTV service that reportedly had more than 20 domains and 800 million page views in just two years, was shut down recently by ACE. This came after ACE identified the operator of the service living in Peru.
“The largest Spanish-language piracy streamer in Latin America is no more, thanks to a tireless global effort involving law enforcement and judicial authorities in various LATAM countries and ACE global teams in LATAM and other parts of the world,” said Jan van Voorn, Executive Vice President and Executive Director of Global Content Protection for the Motion Picture Association and Head of ACE. “In the last year and a half, we have also taken down several other high-profile illegal services in LATAM, which sends a clear message to piracy operators in the region and around the world that we are getting closer.”
In what is a slightly new move for ACE, instead of just taking the site down, they are now redirecting it to a how-to-watch TV show legally website. This site helps anyone find legal ways to watch the content they want.
Recently ACE, has teamed up with Korean media companies to stop piracy. This partnership will bring the skills of The Korean Copyright Protection Agency and the Motion Picture Association together to fight piracy.
Together the two groups will work on ways to stop piracy around the world. Their goal is to find the source of piracy and stop it. This marks one of the most extensive partnerships to come together to fight piracy.
As TV revenues continue to fall, studios are looking at piracy more closely now. Their hope is to stop as much privacy as possible and make it as hard as possible. This studio’s hope will push people to buy their media from legal services.