Police raid Angel TV for illegally airing EURO 2016 and Rio Olympics

The Communications Fraud Unit of the Ghana Police Service have raided the studios of Angel TV for infringing on the sports content rights of Supersports.

The raid was conducted on leads provided by Multichoice Ghana LTD, according to a statement provided by same.

Angel TV has been alleged to be illegally airing EURO 2016 Games and the on-going Rio 2016 Olympics Games without the required rights for Ghana.

During the operation, the Police seized gadgets/devices used in perpetrating this illegality.

The rights to major sports events, including the Premier League and La Liga are currently exclusively held by Supersport Africa and distributed by Multichoice Ghana through the DStv and GOtv platforms.

Multichoice Ghana in its statement bemoaned the fact similar instance of content abuse “have led to loss of revenue to the audio visual creative industry and the many TV stations who have continuously invested in their people and content, and loss of tax revenue to the government from the illegal activities of these TV stations.”

By: Delali Adogla-Bessa/citifmonline.com/Ghana