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VMedia fighting to keep CTV, CTV2 on OTT service

Media | 10/03/2016 9:25 pm EDT

VMedia Inc. is asking an Ontario court to step in and declare that its recently launched over-the-top (OTT) streaming television service is not infringing copyright, as claimed by BCE Inc., which wants the provider to remove its CTV and CTV Two networks from its service. In an application filed Monday with the Ontario Superior Court, the Toronto-based independent provider argued that its live-TV streaming service for customers with Roku Inc. devices is permitted under the Copyright Act. “As a licenced BDU, VMedia is not only entitled—but...