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Mexican court bans Roku device sales

Wednesday 21 June 2017 | 09:58 CET | News
Mexico City's High Court of Justice has blocked sales and imports of Roku set-top boxes in the country on grounds that the OTT devices could be hacked so that viewers can access pirated content. The sales ban is already affecting department stores such as Palacio de Hierro and Liverpool as well as e-commerce platforms such as Amazon, according to a report in local daily Reforma. The ruling follows a complaint from Televisa-controlled cable provider Cablevision requesting a temporary suspension of sales, with the resulting court order also requiring some banking institutions and convenience

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: Cablevision / Roku / Televisa
Countries: Mexico
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