Fellet must be extraordinarily incompetent, as well as ignorant and uninformed. Most of the piracy streaming sites he seems to think are the source of all his woes have already been shut down due to recent actions by authorities in Europe and elsewhere.
Apart from that, piracy is not the reason for Sky’s demise. That is entirely due to the company’s own failings. As an example, when we dumped Sky, it was not because we had suddenly discovered pirate streams. It was because Sky no longer represented value for money.
So what did we replace it with? Everything we watch is legal. Most comes from the official Kodi repository, overseas public service channels, FTA and YouTube. Both technical and content quality are better than anything Sky has to offer. Some of it is supported by advertising, but the ads are nowhere near as intrusive, repetitive, frequent, lengthy or irritating as those on Sky. Some commercial providers offer limited free sampling and we also benefit from that. Lots of free films at least as current as anything on Sky. Check out Tubi, Pluto, and Crackle, for starters.
There is plenty more. And I haven’t even started on the paid services yet. Most of what appears on the Sky documentary channels appears elsewhere first. Some National Geographic content can be found for free on Smithsonian. Curiosity Stream is an excellent inexpensive source of many BBC science programmes. And of course there is always Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and countless other paid (but much cheaper) sources.
If Fellet truly believes that blocking pirate streams will save Sky, it is not surprising Sky is in trouble. He must be incredibly bad at his job, as well as incredibly anti-democratic. As Vocus puts it so well, he belongs in North Korea.