Ghana: StarTimes accuses outlets of football piracy
November 18, 2020
By Chris Forrester
StarTimes has accused four media outlets of stealing its exclusive coverage of the Ghanaian Premier League football.
The Ghana League is hugely popular and StarTimes says Silver FM, Aseda FM, Stade Afrique and Najoe Sounds transmitted a game locally and internationally on their Facebook and Youtube services.
“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,” said a statement from StarTimes.
“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 unauthorised footage via social media including YouTube, Facebook, etc through mobile phones from the various media centres or from the StarTimes decoder,” the statement added.