A man living in rented accommodation has been told by an Amsterdam court to remove the tv satellite dish from the roof of the building, the Telegraaf says on Tuesday.
It is the first time a satellite dish has been banned.
The court said the interests of housing corporation Ymere not to have ugly dishes on its building weighed heavier than the right of the man to have free access to news because there are plenty of alternatives on the internet.
The man lives in the Chicago complex on the IJ river in Amsterdam.
The case began in 2010, even though the rental contract stipulates that satellite dishes are not allowed on the building. The man says he wanted to have access to Portuguese broadcasters.
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