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Jun 24, 2020

B.T.L. Taking C.B.C. to Court for Alleged $200,000 Debt

There are new legal woes tonight for the Channel Broadcasting Cable. Last month, in the U.S. courts, C.B.C. was sued by Dish Network for piracy using Internet Protocol Television streaming services.  Dish Network alleges that C.B.C. is capturing and selling its live broadcast signals and transmitting the content over the internet which is tantamount to the illegal transmission of intellectual property. Here in the local courts, B.T.L. has secured an interim order to freeze the assets of the cable company which is said to be indebted to B.T.L. The amount is estimated to be two hundred thousand dollars.  B.T.L.’s suit is based on the allegation that C.B.C. has not been paying for bandwidth.  B.T.L.’s Chairman Net Vasquez told News Five that he does not know enough to provide an accurate and intelligent answer. We also reached out to C.B.C. and were told that in January, the company decided to break its three-year contract with B.T.L. because the cost of bandwidth had gotten extremely high and the company would be operating at a loss. The company told News Five that three checks of thirty-nine thousand dollars have been paid to B.T.L.  C.B.C. is contending that the amount that B.T.L. is collecting is for bandwidth that was never used by the company. The case is scheduled to be heard in early July.

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