Cable & Telecom

Videotron seeks $374 million from Bell

MONTREAL – Videotron Ltee has amended a statement of claim in connection with a lawsuit originally filed against Bell ExpressVu on August 31st. The amendment increases the amount of damages claimed from $1 million to approximately $374 million: $49.5 million for profits allegedly lost over the last three years, $314.7 million for alleged future losses and $10 million in punitive damages, says a press release. Videotron alleges that ExpressVu has failed to adequately protect its system against signal piracy, “thereby depriving the plaintiffs of subscribers who, but for their alleged ability to pirate Bell ExpressVu's signal, would be subscribing to...