NBS sues WBS TV, demands Shs200m


Nile Broadcasting Services [NBS TV] has resolved to sue Wavah Broadcasting Service [WBS TV] for airing content from their live feed without permission.

Through their lawyers Kajubi & Co. Advocates, NBS accuses WBS of airing Supreme Court proceedings directly from their live feed without prior notice.

Court was ruling on the petition filed by Amama Mbabazi challenging President Museveni’s 2016 election victory.

“It has come to our client’s notice and its esteemed viewers that you have once again on the 31st of March, without our client’s consent aired their broadcast of their presidential petition judgment from the Supreme Court on your station, yet you were warned on airing any of our client’s feeds last year in November,” the suit says.

NBS now wants WBS to pay Shs200m for using their broadcast and logo.


This is the second time NBS is demanding payment from WBS TV for unauthorised use of their live feed.

In November 2015, NBS TV threatened to drag Vision Group and WBS TV for illegally airing their live feed during presidential nominations.

The television’s lawyers said the NV and WBS used the same feed without permission which affected their client’s operations and business.

NBS thus demands that New Vision which aired the broadcast on Bukedde TV and WBS TV each pay Shs100m compensation [Shs200m total].

NBS advised the two media houses to apply for consent in the future if they are to use its content.


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