FACT: Take TVB for example. It's a free to air channels. It's 100% free, not like cable channels were you have to subscribe it. Therefore, these free channels are in the air for people who has the capability to receive it. All you need to watch it on tv is to get a simple antennae. If I have a powerful antennae somewhere in Africa watching it, does it mean I'm violating the law? The answer is no. TVPad biggest mistake was not challenging TVB in court. There's no way on earth that they can win. TVPad was probably too cheap hiring good lawyers. The don't want to spend the money in long legal battles. Their intention was to take the money from us and run. Cowards!
On Tvpad 1, 2, 3 yes it was an blank box then tvpad 4 it comes with an app with all live channels, I thought they've made an deal with tvb and others, man..it was a stupid moved, of cause they got sued.
TVB Europe has their own IPTV box. eu.tvbanywhere.com
The box is not the problem, you can buy a million of those anywhere on the Internet. The main issue is that TVPad is also the owner of the apps even though they say that they are "apparently" not (of course innocent until proven guilty and all that). For example you would not buy a TVPad just to hook it up to your TV has a media player right ? No, we all know why we bought it.As for TVB being FTA, that's only in China. I assume 99% of all of us here are not located in China. So no way you can win that case in court ... ever! And no one gave TVPad the rights to rebroadcast TVB around the world, whether that's being rebroardcasted for free or not. There is a reason there is a TVB USA and TVB International, and also a reason there was a TVB Europe (which btw had to be closed thanks to all of us).Some of you are pissed off for all these problems, but be honest to yourselves. Did any of you for one second think that TVPad was authorized by TVB when you bought the box ? If you did, then you are very naive.And yes, I know TVB was stupid enough to be stuck in the stone age with their dish program and all, but that does not give anyone the right to "borrow" their channels for profit (even for free).