Published On: Wed, Jun 11th, 2014

Statement on the broadcast rights of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil


WILLEMSTAD - Columbus Communications, CuracaoNV.operators of Flow and Columbus Business Solutions,wish to advise our valued customers that TELECURACAO holds the exclusive TV rights to broadcast the 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL in Curacaofor the period Thursday 12th June to Sunday 13th July 2014.

As a result the football matches will only be broadcast on TELECURACAO.
TELECURACAO has sole responsibility for scheduling the broadcast of the matches that will be shown in Curacao.  However, Columbus is committed to providing our customers with this schedule, as soon as this information is available from TELECURACAO.

We remind viewers that under international copyright laws,once the broadcast rights to air a program is purchased by any broadcaster,we are obligated to “black out” the programs under the terms of those broadcast rights.  Columbus has to comply to these legal requirements.  This arrangement is not unique to Curacao, all video service providers, locally, in the region and worldwide are required to take similar action based on the Network that has purchased the rights to air World Cup in that particular country.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused and the disruption of services and thank you for your understanding.

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