German court bars Premiere's ads for live soccer.
A German regional court has barred pay-TV firm Premiere on Friday from advertising for live broadcast of all German Bundesliga soccer games in the coming season.
Hamburg regional court has ruled that Premiere could face charges of 250,000 euros ($320,300) if it fails to point out that reception is available only through Internet and VDSL or ADSL connections provided by Deutsche Telekom.
The German soccer league in December awarded the live TV rights to Arena, which is owned by Unity Media, instead of the incumbent Premiere. The rights are for the next three seasons, starting in August.
The regional court in Hamburg said Arena had filed for a temporary injunction against Premiere.
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