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StarTimes sue four media outlets for illegal broadcast of Ghana Premier League matches

Published on: 16 November 2020

Ghana Premier League broadcast holders StarTimes have sued four media outlets for the illegal and unlawful broadcast of matches in the domestic top-flight. 

The China-based organization are seething with rage after four media houses - Silver FM, Aseda FM, Stade Afrique and Najoe Sounds broadcasted and shared Kotoko's game against Techiman Eleven Wonders on their official channels including Facebook and Youtube.

The television right holders are leaving no stone unturned in their bid to avoid ambush-marketing - vowing to deal ruthlessly with any organization that broadcast the content of the Premier League without approval.

“Silver FM, Aseda FM, Stade Afrique and Najoe Sounds which illegally broadcasted and shared the Asante Kotoko and Techiman Eleven Wonders game on Sunday with their Facebook accounts will receive law suits from our legal team and have their accounts blocked by Facebook,” part of a a hard-hitting statement read.

“StarTimes is by this communique calling on all television stations, online portals and individuals to desist and abstain from the unlicensed broadcast of the Ghana Premier League.

“As the official broadcaster of the elite Ghana Football League, we hold exclusive rights to the airing of the content on Television and OTT (Live Streaming) including but not limited to Facebook and YouTube,"

"StarTimes together with the GFA will take string and active measures towards the enforcement of the copyright and will pursue legal actions (criminal and civil) against any media house ,journalist, individual, football club or online portals who supply unauthorized footage via social media including YouTube, Facebook, etc through mobile phones from the various media centres or from the StarTimes decoder."



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