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Roku Wins Its Court Appeal & Can Once Again Sell in Mexico


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.

Roku also went on to say that this will not affect devices that have already been sold in Mexico; they will continue to work. This order just blocked the sale of Roku players from this point forward.

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  • Craig W

    That makes about as much sense as stopping the sales of automobiles because someone who buys one may drive under the influence.

  • Pebo Bryson

    Viva la Roku!

  • ShadowFalls

    Seeing how other devices were able to do it easier, probably helped their case.