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News Prosecutions

Licensee ordered to pay £6,000 for illegal Sky Sports

On Wednesday 19th September, Mark Clennell, the Designated Premises Supervisor of The Wheatsheaf in Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, [1], was convicted in his absence of two offences of dishonest reception of a television transmission, in this case, Sky televised football matches, with the intent to avoid payment of the applicable charge. Sky Sports … Continued

News Prosecutions

Licensees ordered to pay over £10,000 in fines & costs for Sky Sports infringements

Two licensees have been found guilty of ten offices of dishonest reception of a television transmission by showing Sky Sports to customers without a commercial agreement from Sky. FACT brought the criminal prosecution on 29 August at Preston Magistrates Court against the licensees for showing Sky Sports to customers without having a valid commercial viewing agreement in place.

News Partnerships Prosecutions

Man fined more than £22,000 for illegally showing BT Sport & Sky Sports football

Yesterday (24th September) a Liverpool pub supervisor was fined more than £22,000 for illegally showing BT Sport and Sky Sports football matches following a successful prosecution by the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT). Anthony Tynan, the designated premise supervisor at the Mariner, Whitefield Drive, Liverpool was found guilty on 30th July at Liverpool Magistrates Court … Continued

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COURTS CONVICT LICENSEES IN STOCKPORT AND RUTLAND FOR ILLEGAL SKY USE

Licensees in Stockport and Rutland have been convicted and fined for showing Sky Sports illegally in their premises following successful prosecutions by The Federation Against Copyright Theft (‘FACT’). In the first of the cases, Mr Michael Anthony McNally of The Emigration  was convicted after trial at Stockport Magistrates Court of five offences of dishonest reception … Continued

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Lancashire pub company convicted and fined after illegally showing Sky Sports broadcasts from Ireland

The only legal way to show Sky Sports programming in pubs and clubs in mainland UK is through a commercial viewing agreement from Sky Following a successful prosecution by The Federation Against Copyright Theft (‘FACT’), The Premises License Holder of Cheers in Leigh, Lancashire has been convicted and ordered to pay more than £14,500 in fines … Continued