TV3 to sue major shareholder ITV

Hot off the news that ITV are now broadcasting ITV1, 2, 3 and 4 free to air in Ireland, including all regional variations on the Astra satellite, TV3 are now looking at suing ITV.

…the Irish broadcaster, whose other big shareholder is the Canadian CanWest company, has hired London lawyers to argue that ITV should broadcast coded signals, which could be viewed only on subscription.

They will be arguing in the English High Court that broadcasting the “unscrambled” signal breaches EU rules on transmissions which can be picked up by viewers across international borders.