Fly TV directors cited for contempt over unauthorized EPL broadcast

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By Lorlornyofm August 20, 2018 00:22

Fly TV directors cited for contempt over unauthorized EPL broadcast

The Directors of Nour Vision Ltd, operators of Fly TV in Ghana have been cited for contempt of court for the unauthorised airing of Premier League (EPL) football matches in disregard of a pending injunction application.

Multichoice and SuperSport initiated a case against Fly TV at the Commercial Court in Accra relating to the unauthorized broadcasts of the FIFA World Cup 2018, the PL and other television content rights violations.

On June 20, this year, the High Court granted an injunction order against Nour Vision Ltd, restraining them from further airing of the football matches and the station subsequently stopped the broadcasts in compliance with the court order.

Following from that, lawyers for SuperSport filed an application for interlocutory injunction to restrain Fly TV from broadcasting the football matches of the EPL.

On July 3, when the application was due to be heard by the court, lawyers for Nour Vision Ltd pleaded with the court for more time to enable them to file an affidavit in opposition.

With the start of the EPL on 10 August 10, Fly TV began airing the EPL football matches despite the pending injunction application which had not been moved because of their repeated pleas for adjournments.

The two directors of the company namely Rabih Fahs and El Akhrass Akoghe have, therefore, been cited for contempt of court before a vacation court in Accra.

The application which is seeking the imprisonment of the two directors is to be heard on August 28, 2018.

SuperSport Africa holds rights to major sports events including FIFA World Cup, Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Europa League, and Champions League which are distributed by Multichoice Ghana through the DStv and GOtv platforms across Sub Sahara Africa.

Cecil Sunkwa Mills, General Manager of MultiChoice Ghana said they will continue to collaborate with the necessary authorities to protect their content from illegal broadcasting/re-broadcasting.

 

Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline.com |Abubakar Ibrahim

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