Pirate streaming website Nites.tv makes a comeback in new avatar after the ACE seizure
Nites.tv, the popular pirate movie streaming website which was shutdown anti-piracy groups was resurrected by its admin in a new avatar as Nites.is. Nites.tv was shut down by the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), a coalition of some 30 major global entertainment companies and film studios, for piracy on April, 20th 2020.
Nites offered a huge library of films for free streaming to users. It is said to have a library of more than 30,000 movies and over 100 live TV channels. On 20th April, visitors to Nites.tv were greeted with a ‘seizure’ notice of the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE). Nites.tv made an announcement via Twitter two days later stating that it is shutting down since it has taken “copyright violations very seriously” and intends to “vigorously protect the rights of legal copyright owners”.
We take copyright violations very seriously and will vigorously protect the rights of legal copyright owners. For that, we decided to shut down our services. We are working on other ways to show you good content in a legal way
The torrents community concluded that Nites was as good as dead. But it appears that the Nites team is making a comeback with a new domain, Nites.is. It seems that Nites.tv was prepared for the ACE action. The new domain, Nites.is was registered on April 23, just days after the ACE takedown. The domain is registered with Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde’s Njalla privacy service, which means that it will be difficult to find out who is behind it.
The new Nites.is is a remarkably glossy platform with a tight interface, video previews, and even a Netflix-like “+MY LIST” feature, and more. Nites.tv was very popular among the torrents community and among movie streamers. It had an Alexa of 1000 before it was taken down.
Meanwhile the cat and mouse game between the anti-piracy groups and the torrent websites continues.