And anyone that had access to these services before will now see their usual stream of illicit content from the likes of Sky, Netflix, Prime Video and others replaced with a warning from police.
The on-screen message says anyone that had been accessing the content was watching it unlawfully. The illegal streaming services, which have now been shut down, were available to watch on smart TVs, smartphones, tablets and via illicit streaming devices.
Three people have been arrested as part of the operation.
Detective Sergeant Allan McDonald from the West Midland Polices Economic Crime Unit, said: “Two men aged 53 and 35 and a 40-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of copyright infringement, fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud. Our joint investigation is ongoing.”
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