Dr. Markus Kuhn currently works as a senior lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Cambridge. But way back in the early 1990s, he approached UK-based Sky TV and offered to buy an official viewing smartcard from the company. All he wanted was to watch the new episodes of star trek, but he was refused.
Faced with a completely inflexible market, Kuhn who resided than in Germany, decided that if Sky wouldn’t provide its content for a price, then he would gain access to it for free. In March 1994 Kuhn debuted Season7, a piece of decryption software using a simple hardware interface that would enable viewers across Europe to watch Sky programming for free.
History is always repeating itself. Now as before, ways are found to unblock the geo restrictions.
Read more here: Geo-blocking caused massive TV piracy 20 years ago