NTG, also known as “Not the Grinch”, has been a headache for film companies since 2018. The team is responsible for around 4,600 illegal publications in the last year alone.
Some new movies and TV shows were even released to the public within minutes of the title’s legitimate digital / streaming release. That means the fans could watch long beforehand
ACE’s shutdown of NTG signals that the coalition will step up efforts to shut down operators conducting and uploading piracy operations.
“The cessation of NTG operations is another victory for ACE and sends a clear message to illegal ripping and uploading operators that ACE will find you and take enforcement action against you,” said Jan van Voorn, Executive Vice President and Chief of Global Content Protection for the Film Association. “Illegal piracy operations like NTG jeopardize innovation, creativity and investment to the detriment of developers, innovators and consumers. That’s why ACE works 24/7 from all over the world to protect the integrity of the world’s legal film, television and streaming industries. “