The once-popular CucoTV streaming app has been forced to shut down by Sky.
CucoTV was a popular streaming app used by thousands of people from around the world.
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The UK media giant Sky has successfully removed both the website and APK file of CucoTV from GitHub.
CucoTV was a well-known streaming app for many who wanted to stream movies, TV shows, and other VOD content.
While the streaming application did provide legal uses (public domain content) there’s a good chance many users didn’t view legal content.
In our previous CucoTV Review, TROYPOINT states the following about the use of this application:
“At first glance, it would appear that CucoTV is distributing copyrighted works without consent. If and when an application is deemed illegal, we notify our users immediately and update reports on our Website to reflect that information.”
Therefore, now that Sky has officially removed CucoTV from GitHub we are reporting that CucoTV was in fact distributing copyright works without consent and should NOT be used.
If you visit the original website for CucoTV (cucotv.github.io) you will notice the screen below. This website was hosted on GitHub.
We found this website URL from the CucoTV Twitter account, which ironically is still active and posting about watching copyrighted content on their platform.
Back in January 2022, they posted the following tweet noting CucoTV’s piracy capabilities:
— CucoTV – Stream Movies & TV Shows (@CucoTV_Official) January 15, 2022
Sky eventually stepped in and requested GitHub to remove both the website and “infringing” APK from the developer platform.
The UK media company submitted a DMCA takedown request noting the illegal and unauthorized content that CucoTV was offering.
The official DMCA notice on GitHub states the following:
“We are writing in the name and on behalf of Sky UK Limited, the exclusive owner of distribution and exploitation rights of the Sky UK channels. This IPTV App (CucoTV) includes illegal and unauthorized Pay Tv Sky UK tv series: Gomorra.”
At first, it didn’t appear the outcome of this takedown request from Sky was going to be successful, but now it seems to have worked.
While it’s unclear if GitHub themselves has taken any action towards CucoTV, this likely won’t be the last DMCA request coming from Sky.
What’s interesting, however, we found several tutorials that seemed to ignore Sky’s request after a quick google search. We are curious to see if any sort of action will be taken against these websites.
Will Users of CucoTV be Contacted?
It’s uncertain what’s happening behind the scenes with this latest takedown of the CucoTV streaming app.
We’ve seen pirate app developers in the past hand over user data, streaming history, and identifying IP addresses when investigated by copyright authorities. They’re also known to sell this sought-after information to other third parties.
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