This is a link to a useful article on pirated internet streaming of cable TV programmes via the internet: Synopsis “First it was CD. Then it was DVD. Now, it is cable-TV …… Recently, a couple of specialized computer programs have been developed to allow P2P streaming of cable-TV contents, such as ESPN and Discovery Channel, over the Internet. Anyone can now log on to the internet and watch ESPN without paying a dime to a cable-TV operator or ESPN”