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Football in pubs ruling upheld by the High Court
The legal ruling by the European Court of Justice earlier this year has been upheld by the highest court in England, meaning that pub landlady Karen Murphy can use her Greek satellite decoder to show any football match she likes to her customers.
I would like to see and end to this overcharging for Sky TV in this Country. It is high time someone came up with a way to override the sky card so we could all watch it for free. They used to be able to do this - I don't know why it is so difficult to do. They should only charge for Sky Movies, Box Office and LIVE Sports. All the rest should be free to view. Paying out hundreds and even into the £1000 bracket per year per household is scandalous. As far as i am concerned it is just as bad as the phone hacking scandal and it wants to be stopped. People don't realise they are paying this as it comes out monthly from people's bank accounts and has a drain on the family finances all adding to debt. As far as i am concerned the Murdoch Empire gets none of my money as i can see straight through it. I wish everyone else could see it.
Sky have had a good innings. Some pubs I sell European Systems to, were being quoted £40k a year by Sky.
For Sky to link their subscription to a commercial RV, is obscene. Now the law has changed, I hope that licensees can take full advantage of it, by switching.
Despite the change in law, Sky are still actively harrassing pubs, and frightening licensees into taking out Sky subscriptions: Licensees need to realise that they now have a choice, and that there are legal alternatves to Sky.