The Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission (LRTK) has decided to issue mandatory instructions to network service providers to block the illegal distribution of TV content.

In a statement, the regulator says that following an investigation it found the site had failed to notify it that it was distributing TV content. This was in breach of the Law on Public Information and LRTK asked the Vilnius Regional Administrative Court for a permit allowing it to issue mandatory instructions to providers.

The permit was issued on September 10 and providers will now be required to block within five days of receiving the instructions.