Users and retailers of set-top boxes that stream pirated shows unfazed by upcoming legislation

New laws will be tabled in Parliament some time this year to ban the sale of media streaming boxes with "add-on" services that help consumers to access pirated content.
New laws will be tabled in Parliament some time this year to ban the sale of media streaming boxes with "add-on" services that help consumers to access pirated content.ST PHOTO: JASMINE CHOONG

SINGAPORE - For the past year, Mr Samuel, 33, has been using a media streaming box to watch pirated movies and television shows, as well as live football matches from all over the world.

The price for all these programmes: a one-off payment of $99, which he said is "unbelievable".

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