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Judge sides with Bell in dispute over VMedia OTT service

Media | 11/22/2016 9:21 pm EST

VMedia Inc. is permanently prohibited from broadcasting BCE Inc.’s CTV channels on its over-the-top skinny basic service, an Ontario Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday. Judge Frederick Myers dismissed VMedia’s application asking the court to declare it wasn’t committing copyright infringement by making the CTV and CTV Two networks available for live-streaming for customers with Roku Inc. devices. In his reasons for judgment following a hearing held in Toronto on Thursday, Myers disagreed that VMedia’s new service, launched in September,...