The Premier League Tackles Illegal Streams in Ireland After Winning an ISP Blocking Order

By Shabana Arif on at

During this season of football, the Premiere League is continuing to stamp out pirated steams - this time in Ireland.

The Commercial Court order stipulates that ISPs must block illegal streams via apps, websites, IPTV services, and third-party Kodi addons. ISPs will use dynamic blocking, just like in the UK, that blocks streams in real-time. The order applies to Eircom, Sky, Virgin Media and Vodafone.

Once matches are over, the blocks are to be lifted, but if it has an adverse effect on accessibility of unrelated content - for IPTV providers for instance - companies can apply to the court to reverse the block. And if you are pirating match, you'll get the heads up before your stream is blocked at least.

In the UK, both the Premier League and UEFA were granted permission to continue to block streams, with the order applying to BT, EE, Plusnet, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media. [TorrentFreak]