Foreign Satellite

Foreign satellite ruling set for Oct 4

October 4 set for foreign satellite ruling

By John Harrington

Tuesday 4 October has been earmarked as the date for the landmark judgement on the legality of foreign satellite football in pubs, a well-placed...

Murphy outside the High Court in 2008

Foreign satellite football case heard today

By Ewan Turney

The high profile Karen Murphy appeal against her conviction for screening Premier League football via a foreign satellite system is to be heard in...

Foreign satellite systems: debate heading for Europe

Pub foreign satellite window 'closed'

By John Harrington & Gemma McKenna

The "window of opportunity" for screening foreign satellite football in pubs has closed, says a high-profile former foreign satellite supplier. Tony...

Bannister: acquitted last week

Satellite hosts escape conviction

By Gemma McKenna

Seven of the nine licensees tried so far in the mass prosecutions for foreign satellite screenings have escaped conviction. It's a blow to the...

Other licensees had complained about the use of foreign satellite systems

12 pubs raided in foreign satellite action

By John Harrington

Three people have been arrested after raids on 12 pubs and "several" private addresses - in the "biggest crackdown yet" on foreign satellite football.

MPS: busiest two months of prosecutions for showing foreign satellite TV

Jump in foreign satellite soccer prosecutions

By John Harrington

MPS says it has had its busiest two months since prosecutions began. Operators of 23 pubs and clubs have been hit with fines on average of £1,174, with average costs of £712.

MPS will be carrying out checks on football screenings

New crackdown on foreign satellite footy

By John Harrington

The group that investigates foreign satellite football says it's employing 10% more staff to look into the screenings at pubs this season. Media...

There are an estimated 6,000 foreign satellite cards in the UK

Foreign satellite footie on the slide

By Tony Halstead

There has been a sizeable drop in the number of pubs screening football via foreign satellite systems, after two foreign broadcasters within Europe...

Watching it unfold

Watching it unfold

By James Wilmore

In the last few years we've heard a lot about a company called Media Protection Services (MPS) in relation to foreign satellite screenings. This is...

Hosts could still be prosecuted after European case is heard

Footy prosecutions 'pointless' until Europe

By John Harrington

The Premier League says it would be "pointless" bringing new prosecutions for foreign satellite screenings at pubs until after the landmark legal...

Council's pub football warning

Council's pub football warning

By John Harrington

Pubs in Hastings have been sent written warnings that their licences are at risk if they screen football illegally. Hastings Borough Council has...

Premier League unhappy with 'spin'

Premier League unhappy with 'spin'

By Iain O'Neil

Premier League responds angrily to claims that last week's foreign satellite football case has added to the confusion

Ewood park

Pubs killing our gate says Premiership club

By Ewan Turney

Blackburn Rovers FC has blamed dwindling attendance figures on pubs using foreign satellite systems to screen closed-period games. Rovers chairman...