Cable Piracy Market Value: $8.5 Billion

Cable operators in Asia lost $1.75 billion to piracy in 2008.

Satellite piracy in Canada costs $278 million.

Cable and Satellite Piracy in the United States costs 6.5 Billion.


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  1. Source: Asia: CASBAA, “Digital Deployment: Asia-Pacific Pay-TV Industry Study,” October 2008.

    Source:Canada: RCMP, “Really good deal? Might not be real,” Intellectual Property Crime, accessed on August 1, 2009.

    Source: United States: Benny Evangelista, “Pay-TV piracy: Decryptions is costing the satellite and cable TV industry $6.5 billion,” San Francisco Chronicle, June 17, 2002.

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