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Series Yonkis gets back to business with new domain name

Website providing access to free film and TV content had eliminated links without explaining why

A Series Yonkis user.
A Series Yonkis user.CRISTÓBAL MANUEL

Series Yonkis, Spain’s best-known website providing free access to TV series and movies, is back with a different domain name.

Millions of users were left wondering when the site eliminated all links to illegal content on March 1.

They still have no clear answers as to why, but they can once again access popular TV series by visiting the new Series Yonkis site.

This has switched the .com ending for .sx – the domain for the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, which belongs to the Netherlands.

For now, the new website does not provide access to copyrighted movies as its predecessor did, nor does it have any new advertisers. The original Series Yonkis made millions of euros in advertising revenue, and had 5.5 million unique visitors a month at the height of its popularity. Last January that figure was still 2.4 million.

Online piracy of copyrighted material has been described as a major problem in Spain and is the target of pressure by the United States, which wants the Spanish government to crack down on it more effectively.

Since 2008, Series Yonkis has been the target of a lawsuit in Murcia. EL PAÍS tried unsuccessfully to get in touch with Alexis Hoepfner, head of Burn Media, S. L., the company that owns Series Yonkis.

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