Cameroon: football rights - CRTV complains over 3 private TV channels

Regulation & Policy

Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV), the state-owned media has filed a complaint against three private Cameroonian TV channels

Stv, Equinoxe TV and Canal 2 International will appear on January 20, 2014 at 7:30 am before the “Tribunal de Grande Instance” Mfoundi court in Yaoundé dealing with civil and commercial matters.

The three private media are called by the Mfoundi court in first instance for having broadcast all live Playoffs matches counting for "World Cup football to be held in Brazil in 2014," whose powerful state media has sole broadcasting rights on Cameroonian soil.

The public broadcaster claims CFA Francs hundred (100) million for damage suffered, 60 million CFA Francs as financial damage, and 40 million for moral damages, without making party for one or the other, opened the debate.
Has CRTV the right to file a complaint with the Cameroonian taxpayer's money?

Don’t private media have the right to support the “Lions Indomptables”?

Source: (Brussels)-ARMAND OUGOCK, December 6, 2013.

Translated from French by Balancing Act.