Six radio stations cautioned to stop running commentary on UEFA EURO 2020 tournament


Six Radio stations in Ghana have been cautioned to desist from running unlawful live commentaries on the ongoing UEFA EURO 2020 tournament.

The radio stations included Angel FM , Happy FM , Hello FM ,Silver FM ,Peace FM ,and Real FM .

In a statement sighted by Freedom Radio, and signed by Mr Richard Dimosi Diasolwa Chief Executive Officer, Media Business Solutions, UK Limited (MBS), it said the United kingdom based company acquired exclusive free-to-air television and radio media rights for the UEFA EURO 2020 tournament from CAA Eleven in Ghana ,CAA eleven (CAA 11) is the commercial rights management of UEFA –organised national team competitions.

The statement said MBS sub –licensed its exclusive free-to-air media rights over the UEFA EURO 2020 Tournament for the territory of Ghana to Multimedia Group Limited, with the approval of UEFA and CAA 11.

It continued by saying that Multimedia Group Limited ,Star Times Ghana and Super sports (DSTV) also have different categories of media rights over the tournament in Ghana .

The statement said , MBS had from reliable sources that some radio stations in Ghana including Angel FM , Happy FM , Hello FM ,Silver FM ,Peace FM ,and Real FM are running live commentaries on the ongoing UEFA EURO 2020 tournament.

They said checks done with Super Sports, Star Times and UEFA/CAA11 have confirmed that none of the above radio stations has obtained the relevant media rights to run the live commentaries, consequently, the above listed radio stations are engaged in piracy, that is, infringing the media rights of the UEFA EURO 2020 tournament in Ghana.

They are therefore drawing the attention of the general public on the infringing radio stations or media houses and especially the commercial sponsors of these infringing pirated live commentaries to desist from their unlawful activities.

‘MBS and its partners Multimedia Group Limited, will avail themselves to all the legal and regulatory avenues in Ghana to seek redress for the breaches of their rights ‘, the statement concluded.


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