Last week a lawsuit from Cablevision against several unofficial Roku Channels resulted in a temporary ban on Roku sales in Mexico. Roku has won an appeal and can once again sell the Roku in Mexico.
“Roku is pleased with today’s court decision, which paves the way for sales of Roku devices to resume in Mexico,” said Steve Kay, general counsel at Roku.
So why the lawsuit? It seems Cablevision is upset over third-party Roku channels that allow the streaming of pirated content on Roku players. They are not apps made by Roku, and you will not find them in the Roku Channel Store, but these Roku channels can be added to Roku players, which seems to be the case Cablevision is bringing against Roku.
Cord Cutters News talked with Roku today and confirmed that Roku had been ordered to stop sales and shipments to Mexico. A Roku representative did say that Roku is working diligently to restore full availability of Roku devices in Mexico.
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