MultiChoice Ghana has cautioned the public against unlawful commentary, broadcast or re-broadcast of the highly-anticipated “Defend to Glory” boxing bout between Emmanuel Tagoe and Fernando Saucedo.
A statement signed by General Manager Cecil Sunkwa-Mills reiterates that SuperSport International has exclusive rights to broadcast the event, and any other outfit which airs it, does so in direct violation of and interference with the programme and channel distribution rights of MultiChoice and other third parties”, constituting a criminal offence, and will face legal action.
Slated for the Bukom Boxing Arena, January 27, the bout will see Tagoe make his first attempt at defending his IBO belt against his Argentinian counterpart.
The bout will air of DStv Channels SuperSport 8 and SuperSport Select 3 (the only authorised platforms to air the fight) from 7 pm.
Read the full statement below:
MultiChoice wishes to remind all broadcasters and the general public that SuperSport International has the exclusive broadcast rights to the “DEFEND TO GLORY” boxing bout between Emmanuel Tagoe, also known as “Game Boy” and Fernando Saucedo which will be available on DStv HD Channels: SuperSport 8 and SuperSport Select 3 from 7pm Saturday, 27th January 2018.
No person, media station or event organizer is permitted to undertake a public screening, live or delayed broadcast or re-broadcast on any free to air, pay TV channel, social media platform or carryout radio commentary of this boxing bout or any other DStv programmes without the authorization of MultiChoice as such conduct will constitute a direct violation of and interference with the programme and channel distribution rights of MultiChoice and other third parties.
Any violation of the foregoing will be met with exemplary civil and criminal sanctions available under the law.
Thank you for your cooperation.
General Manager, MultiChoice Ghana.