-- LIME TV is not authorized or licensed by the copyright owners to distribute or rebroadcast CITN licensed CBS programming in the Cayman Islands
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CITN, the exclusive broadcaster and licensee of Cayman27 licensed CBS programming in the Cayman Islands, advises Cable & Wireless Communications (LON:CWC) ("LIME TV") subscribers in the Cayman Islands that LIME TV is neither licensed nor authorized by the copyright owners to distribute or rebroadcast CITN and programming licensed from CBS Studios International in the Cayman Islands.
This includes content on the following LIME TV channels: CBS WFOR Miami ch. 107.
CITN believes that LIME TV has engaged in the unauthorized practice of interception of US satellite TV transmissions, and rebroadcasting and distributing CBS programming licensed from CBS Studios International acquired in this fashion, to subscribers in the Cayman Islands for commercial purposes, without the consent of the owners of the copyright of that programming, or the Cayman Island Licensee CITN Cayman 27 and without payment of any form of licensing fees to CITN or CBS.
CITN Cayman 27 has requested LIME TV cease its interception and rebroadcast of CBS and CBS programming. LIME TV has not denied these unauthorized activities but has continued to engage in these practices, compelling CITN Cayman 27 to make its position public and to refer the matter to the Cayman Islands regulatory authority. CITN Cayman 27 has requested the local regulatory authority to take appropriate action against LIME TV with a view of ensuring a level playing field among television providers in the Cayman Islands and avoiding an unfair competitive advantage to LIME TV, in the interest of all subscribers in the Cayman Islands. CITN Cayman 27 is confident that the local legal authority will take appropriate action to address this entirely unsatisfactory situation.
CITN Cayman 27 is proud of its licensed and authorized programming partner, WestStar TV Ltd, for offering world class CITN and CBS programming to its subscribers with the authority and license of the copyright owners. CITN Cayman 27 is the premium free over-the-air broadcast television network leader in the Cayman Islands that, in addition to being recognized for the quality and diversity of its original programming, local news and community service programming, also provides services with the highest technology in SD and HD formats in the Cayman Islands on its channels Cayman 27, 27 and 24 as well as online at www.cayman27.ky.