Hot Plate vs MKR court battle gets underway

Hot Plate vs MKR court battle gets underway

The Hot Plate vs My Kitchen Rules battle in the courtroom has begun.

Taking place today Seven is seeking to get Nine’s Hot Plate taken off the air straight away. however that plan took a slight detour.

Seven’s barrister Richard Lancaster SC said the three episodes already aired showed The Hotplate had poached key ingredients from the successful MKR and an urgent injunction should be granted to prevent Nine from showing two more instalments this week.

Seven’s barrister Richard Lancaster SC said the three episodes already aired showed The Hotplate had poached key ingredients from the successful MKR and an urgent injunction should be granted to prevent Nine from showing two more instalments this week.

“Each episode that goes to air is a loss of the value of the exclusivity of the My Kitchen Rules format,” Mr Lancaster said.

He claims Nine got a hold of the show’s production bible and used  the same technique used to create dramatic tension, such as racing against the clock and interspersing cooking action with interviews taken after the fact

“The contestants or judges come to your domain and judge you, your food and the presentation of your food,” he said.

“(It’s) not just because the cheesecake didn’t work … it’s two people in a joint enterprise in a pressure environment that does or doesn’t work out,” he added later.

Nine Network’s barrister Bruce McClintock SC said an order giving the Nine program the axe would have “dire” consequences for the network. He also pointed out that d, “MKR features private people in their private homes while The Hotplate uses professional chefs in their professional environment of a restaurant.

Justice John Nicholas has allowed the HotPlate to remain on the air for this week while he reviews both programs and will make a final judgement on the injunction later this week.

Source SBS,News.com.au