Cable & Telecom

Bell ordered to pay Quebecor $137M in signal piracy lawsuit

MONTREAL – Bell Canada’s ExpressVu must pay $137 million to Videotron and TVA for failing to prevent the piracy of its satellite signals in Quebec, the Quebec Court of Appeal has ruled.The unanimous ruling upheld a lower court decision issued in July 2012 which awarded $600,000 in damages to the two Quebecor subsidiaries.  The actions stem from allegations made by Quebecor that Bell failed to prevent the piracy of its Bell ExpressVu satellite television service between 1999 and 2005.Friday’s court decision ordered Bell to pay $82.3 million to Videotron and $404,000 to TVA Group, which includes interest and experts’ fees.“We...