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Viaccess-Orca, French football league block football piracy

VO assists Ligue de Football Professionnel in preventing the illegal redistribution of Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 matches

Viaccess-Orca (VO) has joined forces with Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) to combat illegal IPTV networks in France.

LFP is using VO’s Anti-Piracy Centre services to monitor the illegal redistribution of Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 matches, as well as requesting effective countermeasures.

According to the company, VO’s Anti-Piracy Centre enables LFP to tailor security services to address each unique piracy case. From its operating centre, VO will help LFP combat content redistribution via a team of video security, investigation and security audit experts.

LFP deputy general manager Mathieu Ficot said: “The French parliament has recently adopted a new law that will allow us to fight more efficiently against live event piracy and request the blocking of illegal services by technical intermediaries such as ISPs.

“In light of this exciting perspective, we are collaborating with Viaccess-Orca, the expert in anti-piracy services, to protect our premium content and revenues. With VO’s Anti-Piracy Centre, we shall be able to monitor the illegal redistribution of LFP content by IPTV networks in real time and request immediate action against piracy.”

VO executive vice president of R&D Cédric Hardouin added: “The number of illegal IPTV networks has boomed during the past years, and piracy is damaging the revenues of the live content industry, including sports. We are thrilled to work with LFP and help them take back control of their premium live sport contents.”