The fight against piracy continues on the side of Canal +. According to our information, the encrypted channel obtained a decision from the Paris court on June 30 allowing the blocking, from French internet service providers (Bouygues, Orange, Free, SFR), of 39 pirate sites illegally broadcasting Formula 1 races, competition for which it holds the rights until 2029.
A summary action for a faster blocking
The new law allows broadcasters to take urgent action to obtain the express blocking of offending sites and addresses. The legislation now gives ARCOM (the Audiovisual and Digital Communication Regulatory Authority) the power to extend the blocking measures to all sites not yet identified in the ordinance but which attempt to illegally transmit a posteriori the said competition during the season.
Thus, since June 30, a total of 59 pirate sites broadcasting F1 have been blocked. The Canal+ group will therefore be able to continue to request blockages from ARCOM by the end of the season, scheduled for November 20.