Serious Conviction – Jail, fine for illegal vendor 

Jail, fine for illegal vendor of IPTV servicesDealer will be deported after serving jail term

Dubai Courts has sentenced a dealer of illegal IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) services to a three-month jail-term and fined him Dh50,000 followed by deportation after the jail-term.

The defendant, who had been selling IP888 TV services, has the right to appeal within 15 days.The Dubai Courts ruling is a milestone in the fight against TV piracy, championed by OSN, the region’s leading pay-TV network. It also marks a serious conviction on TV piracy involving the unlicensed and unauthorised distribution of IPTV services in the UAE.