20,000 EUR fine for pirating ZON TV Cabo Portugal

The Portuguese Justice has confirmed this to the main cable television provider in the country, ZON, in its suit against an individual receiving pirating of their broadcasts and will have to pay compensation of 20,000 euros.

The company announced its victory in the lawsuit most economic amount has reached the courts on the decoding Lusos illegal pay-TV, which until two years ago, when the systems were more vulnerable, it was assumed very prevalent in this country.

The defendant, who has not spoken to the press, is a man domiciled in the city of Vila Nova de Gaia, near Oporto, to which the Fiscal Brigade lusa Police seized from last year 63 digital television receivers and 83 decoders .

In his possession the authorities also found several components for such devices and eleven trucar satellite receivers edited illegal decoding keys to tune signals ZON, which distributes its services by cable, telephone lines and satellite dishes.

The defendant must pay 19 700 euros plus interest in compensation to the television company, who reminded today that this is his third victory this year in similar claims, but did not report the amount of the above.

ZON Multimedia, TvCabo old and became part until three years ago Portugal Telecom group, remains the main provider of pay-TV Lusa, although the sector and four other companies compete.