Alianza announces restructuring and creation of executive board to advance efforts in combatting content piracy
MIAMI, FL, September 5, 2019 – In an effort to more closely align with priorities for future consolidated strategies against content piracy, the organization ALIANZA (Contra Piratería de Televisión Paga) today announced its restructuring, with the creation of an executive board of officers.
The executive board will be comprised of members from DIRECTV, Discovery, ESPN, FOX, Globo, HBO, and Turner – a group of content providers, pay-TV broadcasters and technology providers in Latin America, working together to create a framework for broader collaboration in the fight against pay-TV piracy. Serving as first-term President for ALIANZA’s executive board is Javier Figueras, CVP of Affiliate Relations for HBO Latin America. 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 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. With the re-structuring 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,” said Figueras.
The unauthorized broadcast, cablecast or satellite delivery of content, including the unauthorized retransmission of broadcast signals over the Internet, has been a long-standing problem for the entertainment industry. The registered losses from piracy are valued in the billions of U.S. dollars, impacting the industry’s ability to create, the quality of future content, and the growth of the entire marketplace. The prevalence and impact of piracy has been proven to trickle down, impacting local economies through reduced jobs, governments through lack of taxation, and consumers by compromising their personal identifiable information.