India’s Taj Television has filed an injunction restraining cable operators from receiving and transmitting signals of its Ten Cricket Channel without permission, ahead of the India-West Indies series.
Ten Cricket, which holds the broadcasting rights for the event in the Caribbean, will screen the West Indies series, which includes a T20, five ODIs and three Test matches.
Ten Sports CEO Atul Pande said: “Protection of intellectual property is at the core of the television business and is key for the growth of both broadcasters and distribution platforms. On that issue we will not negotiate or compromise.”
Indiantelevision.com reports that Taj Television has been monitoring cable operators and websites who are indulging in piracy. Cease and desist notices have been sent to websites and site hosts, and a successful raid was conducted a few days ago, with two people arrested for piracy. A series of raids are being lined up in the coming days.