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Updated: MSM Files Case Against ESPNCricinfo, Cricbuzz & Radio One For Live Cricket Updates Online

Updated below Earlier: Hot News is hot again: Multi-Screen Media (MSM), the Sony owned media company which had acquired exclusive rights to the India-New Zealand TV Series, appears to have received an interim injunction from the Delhi High Court, preventing premier Cricket websites ESPNCricinfo, Cricbuzz and the online version of Radio One, the radio channel owned by BSE listed Next Mediaworks' from providing live updates and commentary online. While many publications have reported this injunction - CricketCountry, Indiantelevision.com and TelevisionPoint - MediaNama couldn't locate a copy of this order on the Delhi High Court's website. We're yet to receive a response to emails sent to Cricbuzz and Cricinfo, and Mult-Screen Media appears to have changed its PR agency in the last two weeks, and apparently the old one doesn't have any contacts in MSM anymore. (Updated below) The India-New Zealand series began on Sunday, January 19th 2014, and will continue till February 18th, and includes 5 One Day International matches, and two Test matches. The series is being broadcast online on SonyLIV.com, and on its mobile applications. The New Zealand Cricket Board had granted exclusive media rights including television, internet, mobile and data rights to MSM for the Indian sub-continent. It's important to note that the injunction granted was ex-parte (which means that Cricbuzz, ESPNCricinfo and Radio One weren't present), and is an interim injunction, not the final verdict. While ESPNCricinfo and Cricbuzz were providing live text based commentary, Cricbuzz and Radio One were also providing live audio commentary online. This is the third such Hot…

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