Fly TV Ghana cited for unauthorized EPL broadcast

Multichoice and SuperSport initiated a case against Fly TV at the Commercial Court in Accra for 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 placed an injunction order against Nour Vision Ltd, stopping them from airing of the football matches and the station subsequently stopped the broadcasts in compliance with the court order.

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.

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.