Cablevision Successfully Gets Roku Players Permanently Banned in Mexico

Well, it seems that Roku has once again been dealt a major blow in their efforts to sell in Mexico. This week the Fourteenth District Judge in Civil Matters in Mexico City determined to permanently restrain Roku throughout the national territory, both in the sale and distribution of the device of this company.

This all comes from a case Cablevision started against some unofficial 3rd party Roku Channel makers in Mexico. They accuse them of making apps for Roku Players that can be used to pirate their content. A few weeks ago Cablevision won a temporary ban on the sale of Roku players in Mexico. That ban was briefly overturned on appeal but now Roku has lost two court cases in a row. Now ban on the sale of Roku players has been made permanent in Mexico.

“It is unfortunate that Cablevisión is affecting Roku in its efforts to combat pirate content. Roku is not the cause, nor the source of piracy that is carried out by third parties illegally in Mexico.Banning the sale of Roku devices will not stop this illegal activity, which is spread by devices connected to the network. However, this blocking will directly affect Mexican consumers who want to buy a Roku device to see great content, legal, on their television, at affordable prices, “said Roku’s legal counsel Mario Antonio Gonzalez Martinez on the case.

Roku promises to keep working to get this ruling overturned. Roku also wants owners of Roku in Mexico to know that this court ruling does not affect them. They can still use their Roku players but they will be unable to buy new ones at this time.

Source Forbes

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9 Responses to Cablevision Successfully Gets Roku Players Permanently Banned in Mexico

  1. Robert Kramer July 8, 2017 at 8:55 am #

    Cablevision is smart, by doing this there keeping people from cutting the cord. This has nothing to do with 3rd party add ons, but like anything if someone from Mexico wants a Roku they will get one.

  2. John July 8, 2017 at 9:15 am #

    Cablevision just wants to give the cartels another thing to sell.

  3. AstroMonster July 8, 2017 at 11:20 am #

    Mexico is such a backwards and corrupt country…no wonder they are always coming here. Cablevision probably has some ties with organized crime there that gives them this kind of clout.

    Maybe next they will ban computers and start burning books

  4. Sheldon Feldman July 8, 2017 at 11:35 am #

    Here’s a first….US trafficking Roku into Mexico!

  5. Richard smith July 8, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

    Smarter than Dish going after Kodi addons. As soon as one shuts down another one opens.

  6. Vegas Steve July 8, 2017 at 2:47 pm #

    Maybe with all the money they make, Cablevision will build a wall to stop Roku’s from crossing the border.

  7. DoNot Want July 8, 2017 at 2:59 pm #

    I wonder if cablevision offers internet there. If so, their internet service should be shutdown as it is used for the distribution of pirated content.

    • Roger Mash July 30, 2017 at 9:41 am #

      Bang on the money!

  8. Jd Winty January 22, 2018 at 6:50 pm #

    I got banned from Cordcutter subreddit because I didn’t agree with many of the assertions made there. Reddit is full of these forums where having an opinion other than the one they want you to have is tantamount to heresay and rather than meet the challenge of open and honest debate, they just ban them away. How right can you be on a topic if you can’t respond to to those you disagree with?