Wednesday, 9 June 2010 8:45 AM

EBN TV Decides Not to Pursue 2010 World Cup Coverage

The Eternity Broadcasting Network Television or EBN has decided not to pursue a High Court order restraining it from televising any world Cup coverage.

The injunction granted last Friday allowed EBN and other defendants till 2pm yesterday afternoon to submit an application.

In a letter to the High Court yesterday afternoon, EBN's legal advisor Andrew Nori states that upon his clients' instructions, the matter will not be pursued any further.

He says his clients will not make any application to challenge the interim orders made on Friday.

The order against EBN, Alex Bartlet, Nihal and Loata Seneviratne restrains them and their employees from broadcasting and transmitting within Solomon Islands in any way, any match of the FIFA World Cup South Africa competition.

The order also restrains the defendants, employees and agents until 31st December from advertising any such match highlights or any advertising space related to any match.

Eternity Broadcasting Network, which trades as EBN Television, is also restrained from advertising the broadcast of any World Cup matches and from selling advertising in connection with any such match.

The case follows the EBN advertising in local newspapers and selling advertising for World Cup 2010 despite being informed that Solomon Telekom has been granted the rights.

The case has been listed for hearing today when the High Court orders will be made final.