|[September 18, 2013]
Federal Judge Denies ABC Call to Bar Hopper Features
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --(Business Wire)--
Today DISH (NASDAQ: DISH) was granted a victory against ABC's efforts to
bar DISH subscribers from use of the PrimeTime Anytime™ and AutoHop™
features found on the pay-TV provider's Hopper® Whole-Home HD DVR. The
ruling was issued by Judge Laura Swain of the Southern District of New
York, United States District Court.
The following statement can be attributed to R. Stanton Dodge, DISH
executive vice president and general counsel:
"This decision is yet another victory for American consumers, and we are
proud to have stood by their side in this important fight over the
fundamental rights of consumer choice and control.
"This is the third federal court decision that has sided with DISH n
consumers' right to enjoy television as they want, when they want,
including the right to skip commercials, if they so choose."
With the PrimeTime Anytime feature, users have the ability to easily
record the primetime shows on up to each of the four broadcast networks
(ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox) and save them for up to eight days. The AutoHop
feature can be enabled by users to play back certain PrimeTime Anytime
recordings commercial-free, starting the day after broadcast.
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH
Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.014 million satellite TV
customers, as of June 30, 2013, with the highest quality programming and
technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD Free
for Life®. Subscribers enjoy the largest high definition line-up,
the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR
technology. DISH Network Corporation's subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C.,
delivers family entertainment to millions of customers around the world.
DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.
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