In a court case regarding the illegal streaming of pay-TV channels from Sky Deutschland over the internet, three of the four defendants have been sentenced to between eight months and two years in prison for computer fraud.
Vodafone Deutschland has started preventing the internet customers on its cable network from accessing illegal German streaming portal Kinox.to.
The Dutch District Court in The Hague has ordered internet hosting provider Ecatel to stop providing any services that facilitate the viewing of illegal streams of Premier League football, and could face a fine of up to €1.5 million if it refuses to do so.
The police in the Dutch city of The Hague has seized 245 illegal media players in a store, acting after a complaint from anti-piracy organisation Brein.
In a civil proceeding, the district court of Hamburg ordered the operator of an illegal streaming platform for Sky Deutschland content, Stream4u.tv, and its technical service provider to pay damages of over €18,000.
German media company Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland will close down its international pay-TV channel RTL International on May 31, 2017, arguing that it had little chance against illegal streaming sites.