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In an effort to align more closely with priorities for future consolidated strategies against content piracy in Latin America’s pay-TV industry, the Alianza organisation, is to restructure with the creation of an executive board of officers.

alianza 6Sep2019The Alianza contra Piratería de Televisión Paga is a group of content providers, pay-TV broadcasters and technology providers aiming at combatting piracy throughout Latin America. The trade body says that the unauthorised broadcast, cablecast, satellite and online delivery of content has been a long-standing problem for the entertainment industry in the region.

The participating members of Alianza include ABTA, CDF, DIRECTV Latin America, Discovery, ESPN, Fox, Globo, HBO Latin America, LaLiga, Nagra, SKY Brazil, Telecine, Turner and WinSports. The organisation’s new executive board will comprise of members from DIRECTV, Discovery, ESPN, FOX, Globo, HBO and Turner.

Serving as first-term president for Alianza’s executive board is Javier Figueras, CVP of affiliate relations for HBO Latin America. “The time is now to advance our efforts against piracy, a critical issue that has been a plague to the entire entertainment industry – and shows no sign of slowing down,” he remarked. With the restructuring of Alianza, we are strengthening our united front between existing members, while inviting other major players in the industry to join our efforts in preventing piracy, protecting our content, and punishing the criminals that profit heavily off the creative content industry.”