Today the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment, which is run in partnership with over 50 media and entertainment companies like Comcast, Disney, Fox, Discovery, and more, announced a victory against the IPTV and File hosting service Streamzz.
First launched in 2019, Streamzz hosted more than 75,000 movies and 15,000 TV series episodes. The service was used by more than 60 pirated websites, including IPTV services. Based out of Germany, the website had more than 7 million monthly visits on average.
“The shutdown of Streamzz is fresh proof that no one in the content piracy ecosystem – whether they’re a streaming service, video streaming host or anything in between – is above the law,” said Jan van Voorn, executive vice president and global content protection chief of the Motion Picture Association and head of ACE. “We will target piracy services of various kinds in order to protect the global creative economy.”
ACE worked with Constantin Film, a member of the coalition, on this action.
“Piracy continues to undermine the legal market and the investment into new and exciting content,” explained Philipp Wohlfrom, executive vice president of international licensing and head of anti-piracy at Constantin Film. “This action is a massive success for rightsholders in Germany and across the world and we are proud to work with ACE to support their ongoing efforts to protect copyright and fight piracy.”
This news comes as ACE has won a series of victories in courts around the world against IPTV services.