Press Release: Initiatives to promote legitimate TV streaming in public places.

GO Plc and Melita have launched Total Sports Network (TSN). This joint service provides content just in time for the new sports season and includes the English Premier League, FA Cup, Italian Serie A, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga, and BOV Premier League to subscribers without the requirement of two separate subscriptions. TSN will also provide other sports including Formula 1, Moto GP, Rugby and Wimbledon tennis.

The Malta Communications Authority welcomes this ground-breaking initiative in bringing the absolute best sports TV content to local subscribers. The MCA has previously facilitated discussions and encouraged the two operators to collaborate in television sports packages to provide such a joint service.

Local restaurants, hotels, bars and other catering establishments are encouraged to protect their brand and reputation by ensuring that they only publicly broadcast content from legal sources.

The MCA is currently establishing regulations that will aim to curb the use of illegal TV content streaming in such public places, thus also ensuring that the consumer receives an undisrupted and best quality service.