Over half a million viewers access pay-TV illegally
The pirating of pay-TV content in Greece is estimated to be worth nearly €160 million a year according to the country’s National Telecommunications and Posts Commission (EETT). While the number of legitimate pay-TV subscribers to Cosmote, Nova and Vodafone TV currently stands at 1.2 million, the number of those who access pay-TV illegally services has been estimated to be anything between half a million and 900,000.
The figures were reported by Greek newspaper, Ekathimerini which further notes that the scale of pay-TV piracy in Greece has recent been highlighted by the dismantling of two pirate rings. One had operated for eight years, had 13,000 customers and made revenues of €25 million.