Sky TV warning - Why football streaming live Premier League for free could land fans in trouble.
18:54 06 July 2017
One in five Premier League fans are turning away from Sky Sports and BT Sport and get their football fix using streaming devices such as Kodi TV player. Many of these people are unaware that watching online for free is illegal. Some, however are aware that watching for free is against the law but said they did not know unofficial streams were illegal.
Director general of the Federation against Copyright Theft (Fact), Kieron Sharp, said: "People need to be aware that this is no longer a grey area, in fact it is very black and white.
"If you are accessing content for free such as sport, TV and films for which you'd normally need a subscription, or go to the cinema, or buy a DVD, this is illegal.
"As the old saying goes, if it looks too good to be true, then it probably is.”
While talking about football streaming, A Premier League spokesman added: "Fans should know that these pre-loaded boxes enable pirate broadcasts of Premier League football, and other popular content, and are illegal.
"People who supply them have been jailed or ordered to pay significant financial penalties”.