15:29 16 May 2018
Sky Sports have taken action against O’Kanes of Parkhead, Cheers in Cambuslang and Fox’s in Edinburgh over the illegal screening of the channel. All three Scottish pubs were also ordered to pay Sky’s costs and fund their adverts in the local press.
George Lawson, head of commercial piracy at Sky, said: “Through the orders to fund advertising, we hope to highlight the consequences of televising Sky’s content illegally."
“We are committed to visiting thousands of pubs every season to monitor the games they are showing, as well as investigating suppliers to protect Sky customers who are unfairly losing business due to this illegal activity.”