Sports Stream Sites Seized: Firstrowsports.tv, Soccertvlive.net
Several Sports Sites Like Firstrowsports.tv, Firstrowsports.com and Soccertvlive.net Were Shut Down by the DOJ on February 2, 2012
Several sports streaming sites were shut down on February 2, 2012. According to Torrentfreak, sports streaming sites such as Firstrowsports.tv, Firstrowsports.com and Soccertvlive.net were shut down by the DOJ/ICE, presumably in advance of the Super Bowl, which takes place on Sunday, February 5, 2012.
The latest shutdown of sports streaming sites comes almost a year to the day after authorities shut down ATDHE, a popular sports livestream site. On February 1, 2011, viisitors to the site received a shock when they saw a notice from Homeland Security Investigations.
The site quickly popped up again at a different address.
The 2012 seizures mark the first time that .tv sites have seen seized. The .tv domain belongs to the island nation of Tuvalu, but is operated by Verisign.