VG: Viaplay is broadcasting match TV 2 again: – Very serious
For the second time this winter, Viaplay has broadcast a Champions League match whose rights are owned by TV 2, reports VG.
The newspaper wrote that Viaplay was showing the big match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich on the Vsport Ultra HD channel on Wednesday night.
– We have sent a letter to Viaplay today because they have repeatedly submitted our exclusive rights on their channel, by Wednesday at the latest, the communications manager at TV 2, Jan Petter Dahl, told VG.
TV 2 claims they have proof that Viaplay broadcast the game on Wednesday night. VG is said to have gained access to images and videos confirming the TV 2’s claims.
– We are now investigating this matter. It seems that a very limited number of subscribers with one operator mistakenly had access to the Danish signal during yesterday’s game. Until we investigate this case further, we cannot comment further, wrote Viaplay’s press manager, Thomas Horni, to VG.
This, as TV 2 has shown, is not the first time Viaplay has broadcast Champions League matches this winter. On February 14th, Vsport Ultra HD also broadcast the first match between PSG and Bayern Munich. The press manager later explained the error as follows:
– The match was supposed to be geo-blocked in Norway, but it wasn’t. The game came from a signal in Denmark where we have Champions League rights. There’s just an error. This is not something we have ever experienced before. (NTB)
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