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3 Popular Sports Pirate Sites Targeted by Premier League

Popular Sports Pirate Sites Targeted by Premier League

The Premier League has recently secured a new blocking order in the UK, targeting three major pirate streaming sites that collectively receive over 20 million visits per month.

This move comes amidst a surge in traffic to these sports streaming websites, despite the ongoing UK anti-piracy campaign aimed at deterring the consumption of pirated football streams.

SportsHub the Primary Target

One of the primary targets of the blocking order is SportsHub, a site that has experienced a significant increase in traffic, propelling it into the UK’s top 1,000 most-visited websites.

SportsHub Website
SportsHub Website

SportsHub operates through two main domains, and, which direct users to different sections of the site, including a Reddit-labeled subdomain and a main page labeled “Buffstreams.”

In April, alone served 16.6 million visits, representing a 108% increase compared to the previous month. Remarkably, traffic from the UK saw a staggering 190% uplift during the same period.

SportsHub’s popularity has positioned it as the 21st most popular sports website in the country, sandwiched between the official websites of Chelsea and UEFA.

Additional Targets: GiveMeRedditStream and FreeStreamsLive

The blocking order also targets two other prominent pirate streaming platforms, GiveMeRedditStream and FreeStreamsLive.

GiveMeRedditStream, which primarily operates through an .xyz domain, attracted around 4.3 million visits in April, a 24% increase compared to March. Traffic from the UK also saw an 18% uptick during this period.

GiveMeRedditStream Website
GiveMeRedditStream Website

FreeStreamsLive, on the other hand, draws most of its traffic (approximately 4.2 million visits per month) to a Malaysian domain. The site operates through various domains, with one notable exception being, which was seized by United States authorities in late 2022.

FreeStreamsLive Website
FreeStreamsLive Website

Premier League’s Swift Action and ISP Cooperation

The Premier League filed the blocking application on May 1st, with the listed defendants being the country’s largest internet service providers (ISPs), including British Telecommunications PLC, EE Limited, Plusnet PLC, Sky UK Limited, TalkTalk Telecom Limited, and Virgin Media Limited.

In line with recent trends, none of the ISPs contested or appeared in court, as these are considered no-fault injunctions.

The speed at which the blocking order was granted remains unclear, but if it indeed relates to the three platforms mentioned above, permission to start blocking SportsHub, GiveMeRedditStreams, and FreeStreamsLive may have been signed off in less than 48 hours.

This swift action is likely to please the Premier League, but the response from the site operators remains to be seen.


Despite the Premier League’s efforts and the ongoing anti-piracy campaign in the UK, the demand for pirate sports streams appears to be thriving. Many pirate suppliers offer their services for as little as £5 per month, which often includes a VPN to circumvent blocking measures.

As the debate over the effectiveness of site-blocking continues, it is clear that the Premier League faces a significant challenge in combating piracy. For more details on this story, refer to the report from TorrentFreak.

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Notable Replies

  1. I am not sure how working class people are supposed to be able to watch live football! Ticket prices at Premier League stadia are so high you would have to be a lottery winner to afford regular attendance. Then there is Sky who tie football in with other packages to maximise the cost of live viewing - I think they are the real pirates.

  2. Not worried to be honest as one closes another opens

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