Popular Streaming Service in Sweden Will Shut DownAdded: Thursday, July 30th, 2015
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Bad new for Swedish users: the local pirate streaming service, Swefilmer, will shut down. The site operator, whose identity is now public, explained that that police carried out a raid and he was detained for a few days, which will force him shut down the service.
Sweden has always been associated with The Pirate Bay, but over the past several years the public has been obtaining content in other ways, too. Cheap bandwidth and instant gratification made streaming portals very popular. Swefilmer was launched almost 5 years ago and has grown to the most popular streaming movie and TV show site in the country. The statistics say that 25% of all web TV viewing in Sweden was carried out on Swefilmer and Dreamfilm.
In Alexa ranking, Swefilmer is currently the country’s 100th most popular domain, but in just a few hours it will shut down for good. Apparently, a surprise and unwelcome visit of the police made it clear that the operator of the site could not continue. The police seized computer equipment and placed the admin under arrest for 90 hours. The operator admitted that he noticed strange things happening since the beginning of this month, when he began experiencing problems with the Russian server used to host the videos.
Swedish users have to admit that the closure of Swefilmer will mark the end of an era. However, for the site operator it’s just a beginning of a long way to troubles, as he is now facing a criminal prosecution, which is likely to conclude in a high-profile trial. Therefore, aside from creating a gap in the illegal streaming market, the closure of Swefilmer will also have repercussions in the courtroom as well, especially concerning an important legal process currently playing out in the country.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
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