The impact of piracy subscription IPTV services in the APAC region

Global content piracy defrauds content producers, erodes customer confidence in service providers, and puts everyone at risk from further criminal activity. And this US$1 billion number does not include website piracy, credential selling or sharing, content piracy on social media or other forms of piracy. The report also found that approximately nine million US households subscribe to illegal IPTV services alone, making them true competitors of legitimate services, such as Disney+ or Dish. “From a criminality standpoint, rather than seeing a proliferation of illicit IPTV services we are beginning to see a consolidation of bigger players dominating markets. There is a huge array of legal IPTV services, both advertising-based and subscription, that are currently available to consumers throughout Southeast Asia.

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