7 Jun 2010

Solomons broadcaster barred from showing football World Cup matches

7:36 pm on 7 June 2010

The Solomon Islands High Court has granted an injunction restraining a local company from broadcasting any coverage or commentary of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Eternity Broadcasting Network, which trades as EBN Television, is also restrained from advertising the broadcast of any World Cup match and from selling advertising in connection with any such match.

The injunction extends to all forms of television broadcasting whatsoever, including terrestrial, satellite, cable and pay TV broadcasts.

The case follows the EBN advertising in local newspapers and selling advertising for World Cup 2010 despite being informed that Solomon Telekom has been granted the rights.

The case will return to court on Wednesday.