SC allows Media Hub to charge audience Rs. 500 for live broadcast of FIFA World Cup


By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Nov. 16: Supreme Court has overturned its verdict against charging an extra fee for watching FIFA World Cup on television channels ensuring that the Media Hub Pvt. Ltd. can charge such an extra fee.

A joint bench of justices Prakash Kumar Dhungana and Manoj Kumar Sharma today decided to not give continuity to the SC’s interim verdict made earlier which had barred taking extra Rs. 500 charges for the live broadcast of the world cup football games.

The football world cup is beginning on November 20 and the Media Hub is licensed to broadcast the games in Nepal.

Advocates Kishor Paudel and Anupam Bhattarai had registered a case against the Media Hub following its decision to charge Rs. 500 extra to the audience for the games. They had demanded that the Media Hub should be barred from charging the extra fees.

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