U.K. broadcasters sue to shut down online TV player FilmOn.com

FilmOn.com, which last month was forced to stop streaming U.S. broadcasters' programming on the Internet by a federal judge, is now facing the same fate in the United Kingdom, where it claims some 2.5 million regular customers.

The online TV service streams live signals from broadcasters, charging subscriber $10 a month for the service. U.K. broadcasters who, like their U.S. brethren, claim FilmOn.com is infringing on their copyrights and have sued to shut the service down.

"Film On is not an authorized service and we reserve the right to pursue any site or service we believe to be infringing our copyright or using our content in an unlicensed, illegal capacity," said a spokesperson for ITV.

FilmOn.com's billionaire owner Alki David has repeatedly said the company is a bona fide business, "we are not pirates."

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