While the European Commission is taking sides against IPTV, a major online streaming giant is now taking a new concrete decision against illegal sports streaming. Indeed, in recent hours, DAZN has joined the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), the largest global coalition against piracy.
The news comes from one statement officer of the aceswhich already includes streaming giants such as Netflix, Disney, Apple, Amazon, Universal, Warner Bros., Sony and NBC. The purpose of the group of which DAZN will be part and which will work under the coordination of ACE is to fight illegal sports streaming and piracy of sporting events.
The ACE has stood multiple times proved to be enormously successful, especially in the United States: for example, report The Vergethe coalition’s latest success was the December 2022 closure of Nitro TV, a providers active across North America, which offered a $20-a-month subscription that included unlicensed content from major streaming platforms.
In reality, however, the ACE activities started in 2017, when the anti-piracy branch of the Motion Picture Association (MPAA) was officially founded to fight the pirate ship. At the moment, including DAZN, ACE comprises a total of 53 large companies active in the entertainment sector.
According to the ACE, the sports piracy steals 28 billion dollars every year to broadcaster all over the world. The group, which DAZN has now also joined, has promised a merciless fight against illegal streaming for the next few years, also with the collaboration of national governments on a global scale.