Sunday, November 6, 2005

Montreal's Videotron Files Suit Against Bell ExpressVu

Bell Canada announced that Videotron, Canada's third largest cable operator, amended its lawsuit originally filed against Bell ExpressVu on 31-August-2005, against Bell ExpressVu, which also provides digital television services.

The amendment increases the amount of damages claimed from $1 million to approximately $49.5 million for profits allegedly lost over the last three years, $314.7 million for alleged future losses and $10 million in punitive damages.

Videotron has alleged that Bell ExpressVu failed to adequately protect its system against signal piracy, thereby depriving it of potential subscribers.

Bell ExpressVu said it believes that it has strong defences to this lawsuit.

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