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Montevideo, Uruguay, April 2nd, 2018, FOX Networks Group (FNG) Latin America announced today an unprecedented ruling against piracy. In an unprecedented resolution, the Uruguayan judiciary ruled a precautionary measure whereby Internet suppliers must block all websites called Rojadirecta, which are illegal sites broadcasting sports content.
FOX Sports Latin America – which is part of FNG group – holds the exclusive broadcasting rights for sports contents such as the Copa Conmebol Libertadores Bridgestone, Copa Conmebol Sudamericana, Serie A TIM, Formula 1, WWE, among others. FOX Sports had criminally reported the site for copyright infringement, this site illegally retransmits without authorization contents produced by the Group.
"This exemplary ruling represents the beginning of judicial awareness on online piracy issues. FNG Latin America constantly works in order to combat the illegal use of content on different stages. We're satisfied to have found in Uruguay an important ally in the fight against this scourge. We're on our way to ending the impunity of these illegal content relay sites," said Daniel Steinmetz, Chief Anti-Piracy Officer of FNG Latin America, and added: "We have already presented actions in other countries in the region where we will seek to replicate what we have obtained in Uruguay."
Pioneer in the region, FOX Networks Group Latin America has been leading the fight against piracy for more than a decade, always at the forefront through innovative initiatives in order to eradicate this problem that negatively affects the entire industry, both individually and through alliances with different entities of the sector. The Group supports initiatives of different types and was the first group to create an Antipiracy Department within its organization, with the objective of supporting and contributing to the formalization of the industry and ending piracy of pay TV in the region.
According to a NetNames report, 110 million out of 222 million Internet users access to pirated content in South America. This is approximately 1,377 million TV hours per year. FOX Networks Group Latin America works hard with to take all necessary actions in order to protect its products from piracy and the illegal use of these rights.
About Fox Networks Group Latin America
FOX Networks Group Latin America, is the # 1 multiplatform entertainment group in Latin America that develops, produces and offers pay and online movies and entertainment, sports, and factual content in Latin America through brands such as FOX, FX, FOX Life , Film Zone, Cinecanal, FOX Sports, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports 3, FOX News, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, BabyTV; FOX Premium, FOX Premium Series, FOX Premium Comedy, FOX Premium Action, FOX Premium Family, FOX Premium Cinéma, FOX Premium Classics and FOX Premium Movies and the FOX app. FOX Networks Group Latin America is owned by 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOX; ASX: FOX).