Cable TV has accused TVB of violating regulations aimed at preventing it abusing its dominant market position over plans to air the hit TV series Jewel in the Palace on a TVB-owned pay-television network. In an injunction filed at the High Court yesterday, Cable is seeking to stop TVB's Galaxy Satellite Broadcasting from airing the hugely successful Korean period drama on its SuperSun network. It claims that by rerunning the series, with Cantonese dubbing and Chinese subtitles produced by TVB, the dominant terrestrial player is breaching so-called firewall rules. The rules prevent programmes produced by TVB or Galaxy being shown on either network within 12 months of them airing on the other. The programme set new records when it screened on the free-to-air network earlier this year, with almost half of Hong Kong tuning in for the final episode last month. 'In accordance with the firewall restrictions, they are not allowed to show it,' a Cable spokesman said. Cable is also trying to block the broadcaster from supplying four new specialist channels to the pay-TV operator on the grounds that there was no open bidding process. The firewall restrictions were imposed to limit TVB's market dominance as part of Galaxy's pay-TV licence deal. All programming deals between the broadcasters are subject to an open bidding process and programmes supplied by either of them must be offered to other broadcasters on equal terms. 'They have had an open bidding process once,' the Cable spokesman said, 'but that did not include the channels they are going to put on Galaxy.' He said Cable had lodged a complaint with the Broadcasting Authority, which had initiated an inquiry into the alleged breaches, but the fact the breaches were happening now meant that court action was required. A TVB spokesman said it was confident that its broadcasting plan met licensing conditions and was in the public interest. The case is with company lawyers and no further details can be discussed.