The immediate answer is NO! Not really, but the IPTV Smarters have been removed from Google play store, and there seem to be changed according to their new terms and conditions. There have been police raids that broke up sophisticated operations that resold and pirated net-based IPTV channels.
These raids have resulted in several people being arrested, and many servers shut down. The police used copyright claims to put down several IPTV services. Those IPTV services ran by gangs offered subscribers 800+ channels with movies and sports. These raids are due to the pirating of top football games.
Multiple domains such as the one-step, BestTVstreams, doozerIPTV, and TVstreamsNOW all have been seized for copyright infringements by MPA, currently known as MPA America. Others, such as XCaliberTV, informed their customers earlier that the services they offered were also seized due to copyright infringement claims. Those are some of the IPTV subscription services shut down quietly in the previous year.
For many years IPTV streaming service has had a promising massive collection of television channels for quite low rates. Hollywood noticed, and after they won few legal cases against companies such as the Dragon Box and SetTV NOW, they decided to go top speeds ahead effortlessly to do away with whatever they are seeing as a pirate service.
Strangely, MPA America and ACE are always vocal when seizing an IPTV or a pirating box service, but both are quiet about their previous successes. MPA America and ACE attempt to build up an example from services.
In the previous year, 55+ million customers lost their IPTV services. Many customers were left wondering whether they will receive a refund because they had overpaid for the next year ahead. Nobody replied to their messages when they enquired about the refund, and the social media accounts got deleted.
Reports have it that during the raid, the police got names of more than 5000 resellers, with predictions that the information got might be utilized to search these current resellers. If by any chance they have the way for companies such as Dish, they will probably go after the IPTV subscribers.
The US Justice Department went after some streaming services, which they said were pirate services. Before removal, iStreamITAll for once was one of the trendiest private Roku channels, and the FBI seized its website. Vast resource amounts are currently spent to seize pirates service with IPTV listed as one of the significant focuses by Hollywood. Only time will tell the next target of MPA America and ACE.