Illegal downloads of Game of Thrones episodes increase more than 45% year-over-year in the final weeks before season 5 premiere.
In three criminal cases local courts have issued fines and suspended prison sentences to operators of card sharing servers in Recklinghausen, Munich and Pforzheim granting illegal access to German pay-TV platform Sky Deutschland.
Piracy continues to be one of the biggest competitors for Netflix.
The Broadcast Satellite Anti-Piracy Coalition has forced the close-down of 15 pirate TV channels in the Middle East.
Younger viewers are more willing to view pirated content, while the general willingness to view pirated content decreases with age.
Among cable networks, HBO saw the most piracy, with 381,952 users worldwide and 38,330 users in the US illegally sharing HBO content daily.
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled on Thursday, March 27, that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Europe can legally block piracy sites that illegally distribute copyright-protected material.
The Danish police has raided 30 addresses in Jutland in an effort to stop a ring of card sharing piracy.
Dutch police have undertaken a major action against a card-sharing ring in the Netherlands arresting four men and three women.
Twelve new arrests and seventeen sentences for piracy of pay TV signal in Greece and Cyprus.