It estimated that up to 25 per cent of the online viewing public access content illegally online. Those supplying the Kodi Boxes range from individuals building boxes for a select few friends and family, to sprawling organised crime networks. There has been a steady stream of reports of individuals who have been arrested for selling these devices, however, FACT claims these are just the "tip of the iceberg". According to FACT, there are a number of large-scale operations currently in the early stages. However, the organisation is unable to specify any other details at the moment.
When new Sky boss Martin Stewart took over, he said the broadcaster needed to re-establish itself as the "home of sport", so this is another blow to that strategy. Who will do the job for its cricket coverage? The announcement comes amid a level of sports fan disquiet over how well Spark Sport has done streaming the Rugby World Cup, on in Japan at present.
Cricket fans, especially those in rural areas, were disappointed with the news, with even fibre users pointing out what a drain a cricket match would be on their data use, and their finances.
Streaming sport for us is hopeless.
He was angry with the news. Now that awful, awful organisation has obfuscated my right to sit and watch the game I love.
I don't choose to live at the pub to see my rugby and cricket; but the wife is just going to have to get used to it. That's a shame as the kids don't get to see and aspire to the professional levels of sports when the coverage is gone.
Spark uses the internet to stream games, removing the need for a TV. It allows viewers to free themselves from fixed linear schedules to watch live, delayed, highlighted or clipped content when and where they choose, and on a wide range of devices.