Cuevana asks users for $1 to keep OTT service running

DetailsJuan Fernandez Gonzalez | 13 February 2015

Argentina-based over-the-top (OTT) platform Cuevana, which links to pirated streaming content and gives free access to movies and series, has started a campaign asking for $1 donations in order to keep the service running.

Having gone through several closures and re-launches in recent months, Cuevana seems to be having difficulties keeping the platform active, mostly due to the increasing traffic which is no longer supported by the platform's servers. Indeed, Cuevana, together with Popcorn Time, is the most used illegal streaming platform in Latin America.

Through its social profiles on Twitter and Facebook, the site's creators have been asking for help in order to keep the service running under its current conditions - through Storm and without advertising or any kind of profit.

"We reached a point where user traffic makes it unbearable to finance Cuevana servers with our own money," explained the site owners on the social networks.

The donations, which can be done via PayPal or with Bitcoins, reached 120 during the first hours of the campaign, but no more updates have been posted since then.