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Pay-TV operator StarHub said it has successfully raided a storage facility and uncovered a few hundred illegal set-top boxes. It said the raid, carried out earlier this week, was done with help of the Singapore Police.
SINGAPORE: Pay TV operator StarHub said it has successfully raided a storage facility and uncovered a few hundred illegal set-top boxes. It said the raid, carried out earlier this week, was done with help of the Singapore Police.
StarHub said that since early this year, it has been tracking a syndicate distributing sales flyers for the sale of illegal set-top boxes that claim to be able to unscramble its TV content.
After months of investigation, it managed to identify the importer of these boxes.
StarHub said it will follow up with criminal prosecution against the importer.
StarHub added that it is currently migrating pay-TV customers customers to a new encryption standard that cannot be unscrambled by existing illegal boxes.
Ms Jeannie Ong, chief marketing officer for StarHub, said: "StarHub takes a very serious view of content piracy and the sale of illegal boxes. As these illegal boxes are not made available through StarHub, consumers who purchase these decoders are doing so at their own risk.
"We strongly encourage consumers not to purchase these illegal set-top boxes. We will continue to employ both legal and technological means to safeguard our content."