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The order that had been blocking the sale of Roku online streaming devices in Mexico has now been temporarily suspended.

roku premiere plus 20 june 2017One of the country’s Federal courts has decided to provisionally suspend the order issued by Mexico City’s court that had banned Roku’s streaming devices from stores for a week. Now, Roku’s regular retail distribution has been restored.

“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.
The initial decision followed a complaint issued by Cablevision, which pointed out illegal streaming providers were using Roku’s devices to deliver content that had not been officially authorised for distribution.

“Cablevisión started a legal procedure that was aimed at specific people and businesses that delivered pirate content. Then, the judge confirmed Roku was being used as a tool to break the copyright rules,” said María Eugenia Zurita, director of corporate communication of Televisa’s izzi Telecom, speaking to the Mexican daily El Economista.

So far, Mexico is the only Latin American country in which Roku is being distributed, though the company has stated it plans to ***expand across the region*** soon.