There is no denying that there is a lot of money lost in the industry because of illegal TV streaming but is it as serious as we are led to believe? While there are people buying pirate DVD's and streaming TV illegally, it does not mean that they would definitely go out and watch these legally.
Intellectual property litigator with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Jonathon Rose put it best, when he said, "Would the college student watching the pirated movie download have otherwise seen the movie in the theater, subscribed to Netflix or bought the DVD? Would the person buying a pirated DVD at a Chinese market actually have bought the genuine article otherwise? The answers to such questions are hard to determine. But it does seem fair to assume that not every pirated copy of an audiovisual work represents lost revenue to the content producer."
With that said, buying pirate DVDs and illegally streaming TV is against the law and you could face serious consequences. Just this year, a British man was jailed for four years, for posting links to an illegal streaming site, from which he had made a staggering $392,000 from advertising.
Clearly they are stamping down on this sort of behaviour and getting involved in such activities comes with a big price to pay. With Netflix costing only £5 a month and offering some of the best television around, it is really not worth the risk to illegally stream TV.