Piracy App PikaShow’s Insane TV Stunt Reached Millions But Will End Badly
No apps offering live TV and the latest movies and TV shows can compete with the sheer audacity of PikaShow. During Asia Cup 2022, a cricket tournament watched by 200 million people in its first week, PikaShow was unveiled as the official sponsor of Afghanistan’s national cricket team, guaranteeing hours of pirate advertising to a TV audience of millions. Now its payback time.
Produced by Printz Board, the catchy four-minute track featured personal appearances by stars including Kanye West, Will.i.am, Kim Kardashian, Floyd Mayweather, Jamie Foxx, Alicia Keys, and Snoop Dogg.
Through carefully edited soundbites, the celebrities gave shining endorsements of Megaupload, with tens of millions watching the video, mostly on YouTube. Arriving just weeks before Megaupload was shut down by the U.S. government, it was an audacious move on a scale unlikely to be seen again.
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