In a press statement issued, NCN noted “Brian Yong’s MOVIESTAR cable company of 160 Waterloo Street, Georgetown was ordered to pay to the registrar of the Supreme Court the sum of $4 000, 000 (four million dollars) on or before Friday, the 4th July, 2014 in lieu of acquiring a discharge of an injunction which was granted against the said company.”
On June 24, NCN obtained an interim injunction against the cable company, preventing it from broadcasting in any manner or form of from copying or transmitting or retransmitting any of the FIFA Football World Cup 2014 matches and events via its cable medium or any other medium.
It was noted that on June 25, Moviestar approached the said Judge to have the matter discharged.
“The court did not only discharge the order, it ordered that MOVIESTAR pay the sum of $4 000, 000 (four million dollars) by the 4th July, 2014. The discharge of this injunction has in effect allowed MOVIESTAR to continue broadcasting the FIFA football world cup 2014 matches and related events on a feed that MOVIESTAR steals/pirates from ABC/ESPN (sister companies). These companies have a legitimate right to broadcast the said matches ONLY in the USA and have sent letter to the NCN and E-NETWORKS stating this fact. These letters were made available to the court by exhibits,” the NCN statement explained.