November verdict for illegal satellite pubs

October 16, 2009

Twenty six public house managers and owners will have to wait until the 4th November to find out if they are to be prosecuted for showing foreign satellite football coverage using non EU card.

It must have been like a class action in reverse when the pub landlords stood in front of the District Judge at the Chester Magistrates court this week.

They are accused of providing live football in their premises, but instead of going though Sky, they opted for the non EU DigitAlb satellite decoder cards.

The publicans are from all over the country from Kent to South Yorkshire.

Although only two cases were actually from Chester the Judge wanted all of the cases brought together.

If the Judge believes that the use of these decoder cards is illegal, they could face trial.


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