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La Liga, Pro League renew anti-piracy agreement

Two leagues have extended their agreement for a further season

La Liga and Belgium’s Pro League have extended their agreement to battle anti-piracy using La Liga tools to detect, analyse and remove illegal audiovisual content showing the Belgian first division.

The agreement has been extended for a further season.

According to La Liga, at the end of last season:

  • 23.652 illegal videos and more than 100 profiles have been deleted from social media platforms (YouTube, Facebook, Periscope, Sporttube etc).
  • 703 apps have been removed from Google Play and iTunes Store (generated together more than 10 million downloads). These apps are showing content of the Pro League and other leagues.
  • Companies advertising on illegal websites have been alerted and have subsequently removed their ads
  • IPTV websites: more than 6.000 links have been de-indexed from Google Search Engine.
  • Streaming websites: more than 5.700 live streaming links have been de-indexed from Google Search Engine.

Melcior Soler, the director of La Liga’s audiovisual department, said that “renewing the agreement is a guarantee that the work carried out in collaboration with the Belgian league is bearing fruit. The increase in data is a reason to keep working to defend competitions’ audiovisual value. Fighting against piracy is a priority for La Liga and the Pro League and together we’ll continue to invest in technical tools and human resources to keep developing in this field.”

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