Cord cutting in Mexico may have just his a big roadblock.
In the article, writer Alvaro Cueva reports that Cablevisión was able to get an order from the Superior Court of Justice of the City of Mexico, Thirty-eighth Civil Court telling “companies like Liverpool, The Iron Palace and Sears, and platforms like Amazon, to stop importing and selling this Internet TV signal box decoder (the Roku).”
The order also reportedly bars banks from receiving or transmitting payments for streaming services on the Roku platform.
The basis of the ban request appears to be private channels that the Mexican cable companies believe are streaming unauthorized content.
We’ll try to follow this story for our Roku using readers in Mexico and keep you updated as we get new info.
For any US or UK readers wanting to read the full article referenced above, here is a link to the Google translation.
UPDATE: Roku Comments On Mexico Ban