TStv Replies allegations of beIN Contents Piracy
Could this be real. Is TSTV actually pirating beIN contents. Are these allegations leveled against TSTV true. Take a look at the letter that was sent to TSTV.
The letter was composed on-behalf of beIN to TStv for intellectual property infringement. The letter stated that TStv has no right to advertise or use any channel from beIN. This means most of the sports channels will not be available if this is true.
Read the excerpt of the letter below;
ILLEGAL PIRATING OF BEIN CONTENT
CEASE & DESIST
I am writing on behalf of beIN – a global sports and entertainment group, headquartered in Qatar. As you would be aware, beIN provides a subscription television service to more than 50 million customers worldwide. beIN’s broadcast territories include the middle East & North Africa, France, united States and Canada, South East Asia, Australia & New Zealand.
beIN is the exclusive license of the broadcast rights to many of the world’s major international sporting leagues and other entertainment content in our various territories. We also produce and own the copyright in our content. (Together, “beIN Content”)
beIN invests substantial sums in acquiring those rights , which are highly valuable. Other parties are not permitted to copy and re-broadcast beIN Content without express authorization.
beIN is also the owner of trademark and other rights in the name “beIN” and associated branding (“beIN Trademarks”). Other parties are not permitted to use beIN Trademarks without express authorization.
Intellectual Property Infringement by TStv
We have become aware that your company TStv intends to launch a pay television service to subscribers in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa generally. Information about this service is contained on the website at http://tstvafrica.com.
the below image was taken from your website, which indicates that you intend to make beIN channels available.
Well, TStv wasted no time as they swiftly responded with this reply below;
We are not unaware of the messages circulating the social media regarding letters from Bein Sports and Turner respectively. We wish to inform Nigerians once again that the letters being circulated are FAKE. They were designed primarily to bias Nigerians. Kindly disregard the said frivolous letters.
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This obviously means some people don’t want TSTV to work here in Nigeria. As far i’m concerned, i don’t see anything that can stop TSTV from doing what business here in Nigeria. They are going to survive and win against all odds.
Let’s just wait and see if beIN sports channelis going to be available when the decoder finally goes live.