The UK’s biggest ISPs have been ordered to block two streaming sites, SolarMovie and Tubeplus, by a High Court order. 

The sites, which stream popular film and TV content for free, were found to be in breach of copyright and will be blocked by early December. 

Chris Marcich, president and managing director of the MPA (Motion Picture Association) for EMEA said: “We have an obligation to take action against illegal websites that steal content and refuse to take it down when asked to by the owners of that material." 

BT, Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk and EE to block SolarMovie and Tubeplus
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Read Recombu Digital's guide Which ISPs block file sharing sites?ISPs including BT, Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, EE and O2 Broadband - which is now owned by Sky - will be legally required to block access to both the sites. 

A BT spokesperson said: “BT will only block access to websites engaged in online copyright infringement when ordered by a court to do so. BT has been ordered to block access to these websites and will do so within the timeframe set out in the court order.” 

Recently it was revealed that the UK’s biggest ISPs has been asked to block 21 file sharing sites, the biggest single request from rights holders to date.