Licensees convicted for showing Sky Sports without a commercial agreement

By Michelle Perrett

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Related tags: Dishonest reception, Lancashire, Television, Sky sports

More licensees have been convicted for showing Sky Sports without a commercial viewing agreement.

Two Lancashire Licensees of the Derby Arms in Skelmersdale were ordered to pay over £9,000 for illegal Sky use on 3 September at Ormskirk Magistrates Court.  

Nicolas Lawton, the Designated Premises Supervisor and Keith Thompson of the Derby Arms, in Skelmersdale,  were fined following a successful prosecution by the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) for showing Sky Sports programmes with a domestic card.  They were ordered to pay a total of £9,558.00 in fines and costs.

While, Mr. Field of Wheelwrights, Croydon, pleaded guilty to the offence of dishonest reception of a television transmission. He showed a  Sky televised football match) without a commercial viewing agreement.  He was convicted and ordered pay £1515 in fines and costs.

Also last week, Mr Lucas of Burton House, Cramlington, pleaded guilty to three offences of dishonest reception of Sky football match at Bedlington Magistrates Court. He was convicted and ordered to pay £4356.31 in fines and costs.

The latest cases follow the acquittal of four other licensees. In the most recent Stan Ashton of the Friary Vaults, St Judes, Plymouth was acquitted on 4 September.

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