Two of the biggest third-party Kodi add-ons are no longer available. 

ZemTV and Phoenix have closed down following a lawsuit from US satellite broadcaster Dish Network, with other streaming add-ons likely to follow suit.

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The add-ons, which offer subscription and live streaming content for free, are accused of direct copyright infringement of various TV channels.

In a statement on the TVAddons forum, Phoenix developer Cosmix confirmed the closure, saying: "In light of current events we have decided to close down Phoenix.

"This is not something that was easy for us to do; we have all formed a bond that cannot be broken as a team and have a HUGE support base that we are thankful of."

As copyright infringement damages can run into the hundreds of thousands, developers could be hit hard.

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ZemTV was removed from the TVAddons library as soon as it was named in the lawsuit and One242415 - the developer behind Navi-X, Phoenix and his own add-on - also announced that his sources will stop working in the coming days.

ZemTV rose to prominence as a reliable source of live TV streams from around the world.

Phoenix, on the other hand, offered access to TV shows, movies and live sport, which led it to becoming one of the banner add-ons advertised by retailers selling "fully-loaded" Kodi boxes.

Kodi is not illegal, it is a media player which carries no content, but its open source nature allows for customisation from third-party developers.

The team behind Kodi asks that developers of so-called piracy add-ons don't affiliate themselves with their brand.

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Ful list of Kodi add-ons that have closed or been shutdown

Phoenix (closed)
DOJO Streams (Closing)
F.t.f.a (closed)
Bamf (closed)
Zem (closed live tv - VOD available)
Silent hunter (content moved)
Deliverence (closed)
Ccloud (speculation)
Salts (speculation)
One128 (closed)
Reaper (closed)
Cerburus (closed)
BOB (issues with NAN site it's not closed)
Zen (issues with NAN site it's not closed)
Just for him (closed)
Les be friends (closed)
Mporn (closed)
News12 (closed)
Skynet ( being phased out) 
Evolve (live tv and sport gone - rest working)
SRTVHUB (being taken over)
UK Turks (live Streams taaken down)