The order, which came from the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida late last month, calls for each of the 19 domains to be transferred to a new registrar of ABS-CBN’s choosing.
The new registrar will then be required to immediately institute a redirection, leading to a website holding both ABS-CBN’s original complaint and the court order.
The majority of the 19 domain names contain a reference to ‘pinoytv’ in various different forms.
In its initial complaint, ABS-CBN said that the websites claim to offer illegal access to its content.
“[The websites] facilitate access to infringing content which is streamed through their respective websites operating under the subject domain names, rather than users of the website uploading the content.”
It added: “[The websites] entire internet-based website businesses amount to nothing more than illegal operations established and operated in order to infringe the intellectual property rights of ABS-CBN and others.
ABS-CBN did not immediately reply to a request for comment.