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More arrests as police clampdown on illegal TV streaming 

A major crackdown on the illegal streaming of TV, including movies and football matches, has led to further arrests in Spain.

Agents of the National Police have arrested three people for distributing in internet forums a firmware to hack pay TV content. The forums had more than 500,000 users and in them those involved shared software and sales lines CCAM, NewCAM and TIKS-protocols necessary to decode the signal, tutorial manuals for the hacking of decoders and the configura-tion of channel listings of payment.

The investigation has been carried out within the framework of the operation “Fake” in which more than 30 people have been arrested since 2015.

The first phase, completed in May 2016, discovered an international organisation dedicated to the manufacture and import of digital signal decoding terminals that facilitated free access to pay television. More than 30 people were arrested and 40 entries and registrations were made after uncovering a company that was engaged in the manufacture, import, development and distribution of digital signal decoder terminals with which free access to pay TV content was obtained.

The three people arrested in the second part of this operation were in Barcelona, ??Cádiz and Vigo. Two raids were carried out in which four mobile phones were seized, together with six computers, 23 hard drives, four SD cards, 17 pendrives, 17 decoders, two tablets and an IPTV server that at the moment was giving a signal Pay TV.