Hotels can show FIFA games without charge
The Dominican Intellectual Property Association (Adopi) has issued a press release stating that hotels, restaurants and colmados that want to show FIFA World Cup games for their customers are free to do so without paying the fees charged by Pio Deportes. Pio Deportes says that it has the legal rights to the transmission of games. Adopi says that if the businesses charge customers a fee to see the games, the payment needs to be made to the Telemicro and Digital 15 that have the legal rights to transmit the games.
Pio Deportes argues that International Media Content, a company based in Castries, St. Lucia, gave them the exclusive television broadcast rights to the 2014 FIFA World Cup for the Dominican Republic on 10 April 2014. According to the agreement, Pio Deportes says they are the only company authorized to broadcast the World Cup or companies that are authorized by them. Pio Deportes did not publish information on the FIFA authorization of International Media Content to act on their behalf.
Source: DR1, DiarioLibre
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