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Court dismisses appeal of set-top box sales ban

Media | 03/20/2017 8:33 pm EDT

MONTREAL — The Federal Court of Appeal dismissed Monday a challenge to an injunction on the sale of pre-loaded set-top boxes. “In our view, in light of the uncontradicted evidence, including the advertisement that these pre-loaded set-top boxes are a way to access free TV content and avoid cable bills, the Federal Court was entitled to draw the inferences that it did,” Justice Johanne Gauthier said in her decision. The appeal was launched in June 2016, following a court-ordered ban on the sale of set-top boxes loaded with applications that allow...

Court dismisses Super Bowl simsub appeal, Bell to re-file

Media | 09/06/2016 8:26 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed BCE Inc.’s appeal of the CRTC’s move to ban simultaneous substitution for the Super Bowl, deciding that the case, which was launched before the ban became official policy, was premature. The company plans to file another appeal, Bell Media spokesman Scott Henderson said in an email Tuesday. Justice Johanne Gauthier said in the Sept. 2 decision that as “a matter of fact, the policy reform proposed by the Commission has no direct, immediate or legal effect on the appellants unless and until they are formally implemented...