Cable & Telecom

Ontario satellite pirate to pay $500,000 in damages

TORONTO – An Ontario man, Steve Souphanthong, has agreed to an out of court settlement which will see him pay half a million dollars in damages to EchoStar Communications, NagraStar, Bell ExpressVu and DIRECTV. The companies had filed a civil lawsuit filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice against Souphanthong, doing business as B-Tech Distribution, and various of his relatives and associates. The man agreed to pay $500,000 instead of facing a judge. The plaintiffs alleged that Souphanthong was one of the largest manufacturers of piracy devices in North America, and was engaged in creating, designing, manufacturing, selling, trafficking...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.