The Argentine justice had ordered OTT Cuevana’s access blockage for the series “Falling Skies”, “Bric” and “26 people to save the world “, as a result of a request submitted by Turner in such country. Such judicial ruling joins a denounce already filed by HBO against the site.
Therefore, Internet access providers in Argentina will be forced to block the access to the three series in Cuevana; otherwise, they might be punished with daily fines. Turner has welcomed the fact that the justice’s reaction in this regard, according to what Fernando Poch, VOD Manager at Turner Broadcasting System, over the course of Latin America Summit 2011. According to Román Guasch, Business Development Manager at Turner, the best way to counteract illegal offers is to offer more content to subscribers of Pay-TV systems through multiple platforms.
Almost simultaneously, Cuevana has denounced that broadband providers were blocking the access to external servers where movies and series to be seen in the site are located. “Some Internet providers are not resolving Megaupload (Speedy, Telmex, at least). Ask your provider”, informed the portal through its Twitter account.
Telefónica has confirmed La Nación newspaper that “there is no access restriction over contents and no problems were recorded in the network”.
HBO submitted a denounce against Cuevana on the grounds of an assumed copyright violation. Previously, the free-to-air TV channel Telefe (Telefónica Group) was about to do the same, but decided not to due to possible repercussions, especially in Internet.