May 182017

Sky Movies / Cinema and Nat Geo channels removed from Sky Cardsharing today

Three more frequencies have had their encryption upgraded and channel on those frequencies are now no longer available on Sky UK card sharing systems.

This morning all Sky Cinema channels, and National Geographic channels ceased on card sharing systems.

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Mar 232016

Earlier this week Sky UK announced their 2016 price increase and package changes.

As part of those changes it was announced that from the 1st June, all Sky Movies subscribers would be able to view and record Sky Movie channels in HD, without the need to take out the extra “HD” subscription.

A nice “bonus” for people who have the movie channels, but not in HD. And it makes sense with the likes of Netflix and Amazon offering films in HD as standard.

However, those people who are still using an SD sky digibox will have to upgrade to a new Sky HD digibox to be able to take up this option.

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May 092014

Further to our previous post which mentioned the first batch of Sky HD channels to be lost from cardshare systems, another batch of Sky HD channels has now been affected.

The current list of Sky HD channels no longer available on cardshare systems is:
Sky Atlantic HD
Sky Arts 1 HD
Sky Arts 2 HD
Sky Living HD
CI Crime HD
NatGeoWild HD
History HD
Nat Geo HD

These changes by Sky are in an attempt to reduce piracy of their channels via cardsharing.

If you are not using an official Sky card, Sky digibox, or paying a Sky monthly subscription, but are getting your Sky channels from the internet, using satellite receivers like the Iberosat and Ariva, then you will find the amount of channels you are receiving will be reducing over the coming weeks.

Nov 172013

A 46 year old resident of Albacete has been detained by police for pirating Canal+ satellite signals and redistribute it illegally over the Internet, in the proicess called cardsharing. The suspect charged between 10 and 20 euros to users who “hired” his internet service.

The person arrested could face a sentence of up to two years in prison and a fine of several thousand dollars by hacking Canal+ signal, illegal distribution and economic profit by reselling to other users. The detainee had at least 60 customers who were charged between 10 and 20 euros depending on the contents.

Authorities found in the home of the alleged “pirate” different tools that relate to pirating Canal+ satellite signals.

PRISA TV has been commissioned to put the complaint once found that the client was using cardsharing system to offer Canal + signal illegally. This system consists redistribute open encoded signal over the Internet. In 2010 the National Police dismantled a network of 8 people who were engaged in the Internet offer paid content from 15 euros per month.

Although Canal + has hardened its fight against piracy , the channel owned by Prisa is claiming a legal framework that guarantees their activity and prosecute those users who infringe copyright.

Dec 082012

Police in Denmark has closed down the website, for the first time confiscating the domain itself.

The website has long been a thorn in the side of local pay-TV operators Canal Digital and Viasat. The site had offered ‘pirate’ subscriptions to the platforms through so-called card sharing over the internet.

The public prosecutor for serious economic crime said this was the first time that police had taken over a domain in connection with a criminal case.

In order to carry it out it was necessary for the attorney general to ask a court for approval in transferring the domain.

The case came to the attention of the authorities following the intervention of the pan-Nordic anti-piracy organization STOP.

Separately, the Swedish culture minister Lena Adelsohn Roth says the government there intends to introduce legislation making it illegal to watch pay-TV without paying the fee.

It intends to make devices for unpaid reception of pay-TV channels illegal.

Card sharing networks are already illegal in Sweden.