The Union of European Soccer Associations (UEFA), organizer and proprietor of UEFA EURO 2020, welcomes the anti-piracy operation in Italy carried out by the Guardia di Finanza, and coordinated by the Naples Public Prosecutor’s Workplace.
The operation, which lasted over per week, has seen greater than 600 unlawful platforms blocked which had been unlawfully making accessible UEFA EURO 2020 matches. The Guardia di Finanza is primarily liable for coping with monetary crime and smuggling in Italy.
“UEFA welcomes and helps the ‘Euro Strike 2020’ anti-piracy operation which has been undertaken by the Guardia di Finanza and coordinated by the Naples Public Prosecutor’s Workplace. We want to thank everybody concerned for his or her efforts in preventing audiovisual piracy,” mentioned a UEFA spokesperson.
“Monetary income generated from media rights gross sales is important for the well-being of soccer, each skilled and beginner, and specifically soccer improvement and grassroots funding all through Europe. Subsequently, it is very important shield our broadcasters for the nice of the sport together with by bringing actions equivalent to this towards pirates.”
For the reason that version of the UEFA EURO staged in 2004, UEFA has made €2.6 billion accessible to its member associations by means of its HatTrick programme, with the overwhelming majority of funding coming from the sale of media rights.