The popular IPTV service known as ‘Infinity Streams’ no longer works due to a police takedown. The IPTV service reseller faces a prison sentence.…
Yes, it is another bad day for the streaming community, and yes, it’s another IPTV crackdown! This time it turns out to be an IPTV reseller, as opposed to a distributor of streams, which is very interesting!
Over the years, we have seen numerous takedowns with different IPTV services, but this is normally owners of very large services, such as Reloaded IPTV.
This of course is one of the most popular reasons many streamers alike use a VPN, which is a great tool to mask or hide online activity.
Police are now targeting resellers, and a 5 year prison sentence isn’t something to ignore, however, the plot thickens, as the accused has since ‘fled’ the country, and is currently on the run with his dog!
Liverpool Crown Court has sentenced a 54-year-old reseller of pirated IPTV subscriptions to five years in prison. City of London Police applauds the verdict but also calls on the public for help, as the former IPTV salesman has reportedly fled the country with his dogSnippet from TorrentFreak
Mark Brockley from Liverpool is accused of cashing in over £237,000 by reselling an IPTV service. The City of London police sentenced him to 5 years in prison on May 5th.
Detective Constable Geoffrey Holbrook, from the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) at City of London Police, said:
“Brockley made tens of thousands of pounds from an illegal activity and used the money to fund his lifestyle. Despite being interviewed by PIPCU officers and knowing that his actions were against the law, he continued to sell IPTV subscriptions and then left the country in an attempt to avoid the consequences of his actions.
“We are now appealing for information on Brockley’s whereabouts, and ask anyone who may be able to help to contact the City of London Police.”
Police were alerted to Brockley’s activities in 2018, when BT reported the now-suspended Twitter account @Infinity_IPTV in connection with sales of illegal IPTV subscriptions.
PIPCU launched an investigation in November 2018 after BT reported that a Twitter account, using the handle @Infinity_IPTV, was advertising the sale of premium film, television and sports content to its followers. Subscribers could purchase a month-long subscription to Infinity IPTV for £15.
The unit identified that Brockley had made 5,251 sales with a total value of £237,058 from 24 October 2014 to 8 May 2019. Of these, 1,408 sales, worth a total of £50,479, made a clear reference to IPTV services, but officers from PIPCU believe that the remaining payments were also related to the sale of these services.
IPTV Reseller on the run
Since the sentencing, police are unaware of Marks whereabouts.
They believe he could be headed for France, and claim he may have taken his dog with him. He previously faced court for undeclared income, so this is the second attempt to take him down. Mark is now considered a fugitive ‘on the run’.
Officers from the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) at the City of London Police believe that Brockley travelled to France with his dog to avoid prosecution, but his current whereabouts are unknown. Brockley will serve his prison sentence once he has been arrested.City of London police statement
During his police interview, Brockley answered ‘no comment’ to all questions. He received 10 further payments in relation to the supply of IPTV services, worth a total of £278, following the interview.