An out-of court settlement was reached yesterday in the ongoing
legal tussle between plaintiffs Star, CNN, Turner Entertainment
Networks Asia, ESPN Star Sports, Discovery Asia and NGC Network
Asia and defendants Alpha Communications Technology Ltd and Andy
Yeung Chun Wah.
Both defendants admitted to the charges and paid an undisclosed
sum in damages, a Casbaa release says.
Both firms have been restrained by a court injunction from importing
into Hong Kong and selling any "smart cards" or decoders that are
obtained from distributors in territories outside of Hong Kong.
They also had to surrender all the smart cards and pay-TV decoders
in their possession. The retail supplier in Thailand who sold the
cards has also been identified, the release says.