Operation Casper

In April 2017, a joint investigation led by the Spanish National Police, with the support of the Bulgarian authorities, Europol and Eurojust, resulted in the dismantling of a criminal network specialized in the illegal distribution of 1000 pay-TV channels on a European scale. The network was accused of illicitly distributing pay-TV channels in various European countries through two legally established Internet Service Provider (ISP) companies, located in Spain and Bulgaria, by using Internet Protocol television (IPTV) technology. Europol provided information exchange on the spot, operational coordination and support, and forensic expertise, real-time intelligence analysis and cross-checks against its databases.