QUOTE(khengyi82 @ Oct 11 2012, 09:21 PM)
i was mention third party company provide iptv service. not unifi iptv, is other company other brand iptv service that come with a lot tv channel from taiwan and hong kong.
As long as these "IPTV Service" do not pay a single cent to these TV channels to have the rights, then it is illegal. IPTV or Cable TV have similar business principles. Astro has to pay a premium to HBO just to ensure HBO Movies can be part of Astro packages. In return, subscribers pay their monthly fee to cover their licensing fee. No different from Unifi offering their IPTV service. Some are free, some are not. Where it isn't, TM is paying those channels to have broadcasting rights.
So, the question is, those 3rd party company that provide IPTV service, are they legitimate? Afterall, your question is about legal or illegal right? You may be paying for this IPTV service. But are they paying for the rights? End users normally knows but choose to ignore it as long as it benefits them.