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AP Interview: Serie A CEO cites 'billion' lost to TV piracy

ROME (AP) The accumulated damage to Italian soccer by illegal television streaming services is "well beyond a billion euros," according to Serie A's CEO.

Speaking in the aftermath of a Europe-wide crackdown this week against allegedly fraudulent pay-TV subscription services, Luigi De Siervo also said in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday that the Italian league has "applied pressure" on Italian Super Cup host Saudi Arabia to eliminate widely reported piracy within its boundaries.

EU judicial coordination agency Eurojust announced on Wednesday that one person had been arrested and 22 suspects were identified during a coordinated operation against piracy across the continent. The agency said that more than 200 servers were taken offline in Germany, France and the Netherlands.


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