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Mexico Federal Court Lifts Roku Sales Ban

Sales were blocked temporarily over privacy concerns raised by Cablevision 6/23/2017 11:37 AM Eastern

Roku said a Federal court in Mexico has lifted an earlier Mexico City court order that had been blocking the sale of Roku streaming devices in the country temporarily.

“Roku is pleased with today’s court decision, which paves the way for sales of Roku devices to resume in Mexico,” Steve Kay, Roku’s general counsel, said in a statement

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The Federal court’s decision provisionally suspends the earlier ban. According to Bloomberg, retailers Liverpool and Palacio de Hierro were originally ordered to stop selling Roku products because of “legal issues,” noting that Cablevision, a Mexican cable operator run by Grupo Televisa, has obtained the initial order over concerns that Roku devices could be hacked to access subscription OTT services without payment.

Roku said it is now working with its local distributor and retailers in Mexico to restore the availability of Roku streaming devices in retail. In the meantime, the Roku platform continues to serve current customers across Mexico, the company added.

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