They simply have no legal rights to broadcast tv out of Poland.
It's not the case here; they write this: "Gala będzie dostępna dla użytkowników z całego świata."
(The show will be available to the users around the world."UPDATE
1. Emails sent to the Ipla.TV / Polsat 'customer service' (messages were sent to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org) remain unanswered. The victims have also tried to call their support numbers, but the signal was either busy or not working. The numbers they tried:Centrum Obsługi Klienta (Customer Service Center):
Stationary phone: 801 08 08 08
Cell phone: 699 00 2222
Redefine Sp. z o.o.: +48 (22) 516 21 00
It seems Polsat / Ipla / Redefine are counting the money of both 'legit' and scammed customers, as reported by gazeta.pl:Polsat Boxing Night Gala, which featured the fight of the evening could be seen only on pay- per-view for 40 zł . This is an event of one of the largest audience in the history of PPV in Poland - says Olga Zomer, a spokeswoman for Digital Polsat / Ipla.TV. Unofficially, we learned that in the Digital Polsat access purchased more than 100 thousand subscribers.
Pay-per-view, which is a service that allows viewing of the event or program after paying for it in advance, is increasingly being introduced by television operators in Poland. Also Saturday gala Polsat Boxing Night was shown in this technology. Access to the event had not only subscribers Cyfra Polsat subscribers, but also Polish cable operators such as: as UPC , INEA and Multimedia Poland, who were able to sell access to their customers. - We are very pleased with the financial results.
100 thousand subscribers paid for the service, but how many have not been able to use it? With absolutely no explanation - once you pay them, you lost your money and have no recourse to get it back.
BUT there is more. A number of scammed users have noticed a new trend in Polsat / IplaTV shady operations. Their long-term strategic goal is to spam the popular social media websites (especially Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter) using the bait-and-switch tactic (commonly used in air travel advertising: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bait-and-switch). It is obviously a dishonest way of luring unsuspected visitors into making a purchase, but why would they care. What they do is to have their sales persons interact with other visitors, reply to their questions, giving recommendations, and posting a 1-minute videos. It all sounds nice and fuzzy because it gives a (false) sense of legitimacy of the business. However, the same person is also on alert and all he does is to search Youtube to make sure their 'copyrighted' videos aren't being uploaded by third parties. So on one hand the sales person pretends to be a friend, while in fact he/she would search all tricks in the laws to report videos that allegedly infringe their copyrights and possibly put in jail the same ones they call their 'friends.'
No wonder they don't have time to reply to defrauded customers emails or phone calls. They are busy spamming the Internet with a false positive image. Sadly, if they continue their shady operations in the current way, their efforts will be fruitless and their reputation in Poland and abroad will always be poor.The ironic thing is, the people who reported this scam have tried to do the right thing and pay for the 'legal' online streaming service instead of seeking free streams on 'copyright-violators' websites. They have learned their lesson and would not pay a dime to the Polsat / Ipla.TV operations again in the future.