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FIFA World Cup live dispute: Court scraps previous order to let broadcasters cast the matches

FIFA World Cup Football 2022 logo
FIFA World Cup Football 2022 logo

Kathmandu, November 16

The Supreme Court has scrapped its previous interim order about the FIFA World Cup live broadcasting debate, letting broadcasters charge money for casting the matches.

This means each viewer has to subscribe to a new channel to watch the World Cup matches beginning Sunday at the cost of Rs 500.

A division bench of justices Prakash Kumar Dhungana and Manoj Kumar Sharma issued the order.

Earlier last week, the Supreme Court issued an interim order asking the media agency, Media Hub, to not collect fees from the audience for watching the FIFA World Cup live. Following that, the company exclusively licensed to telecast the global event in Nepal said it might not be possible to broadcast the matches free of cost.

“We had stopped all preparations, but our ways are paved now,” Media Hub Executive Director Som Dhital says, “We have a very short time to prepare, but we will broadcast the World Cup by working every day and night before that.”

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