Don't y ou remember UKNOVA? They were super careful about being legal. Anything that was available on DVD could not even go up. Yet they got busted. I heard the site resurrected but it seems absolutely impossible to get in (I've asked around a bit) clearly paranoia is rampant. Why TVCUK seems to fly under the radar. I think they're a bit smaller than UKNOVA was in its heydays. Or maybe they've got better security or the staff are expats.Not really. They concentrate on broadcast TV, and are fairly small in the number of users. Whereas music and games hit the revenue of the music and gaming industries.
This bothers me more than anything. I am one of those people who uses these services and I swear they are like Sirens luring good pireates to their doom. If the recording and movie industry did anything right it was to finally embrace streaming services. That did more to kill piracy/file sharing than any other efforts I can think of.Nowadays, I have seen tons of people I have known losing their accounts due to inactivity as it is more convenient for them using streaming services for music, movies, and TV series.