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More lawsuits expected against pirate satellite TV dealers as ExpressVu, three major broadcasters launch $100-million suit

News | 10/24/2002 4:00 am EDT

Canada’s broadcast industry is stepping up legal pressure against black and grey market satellite TV dealers in the wake of a CRTC decision last week in which the commission washed its hands of the issue. Bell ExpressVu LP, CTV Inc., Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. and Astral Media Inc. filed a $100-million lawsuit in the Federal Court of Canada last week over the piracy of satellite television signals in Canada.

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