Pub TV football choice 'upheld' by a European Court

The way football is broadcast on TV by satellite may be completely restructured after a European court hearing.

Judges in Luxembourg have been advised that companies - such as Sky - cannot prevent customers using cheap foreign satellite equipment to watch Premier league football because it breaches EU laws.

A pub landlady in Portsmouth, Karen Murphy, was fined for using Greek decoders, but argued the EU single market should let her use any European provider.

Her lawyer, Paul Dixon, says this means that citizens of the EU are "free to subscribe to television services from wherever they originate within the EU''.

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