|[September 23, 2013]
DISH Applauds Decision Allowing Consumers to Continue to Enjoy Place-Shifting Technology
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --(Business Wire)--
The United States District Court, Central District of California, today
denied a preliminary injunction motion filed by Fox Broadcasting Company
seeking to block two place-shifting features found on DISH's Hopper®
Whole-Home DVR platform: DISH AnywhereTM and Hopper TransfersTM.
The following statement can be attributed to DISH Executive Vice
President and General Counsel, R. Stanton Dodge:
"Today's decision is the fourth in a string of victories for consumers
related to our Hopper® Whole-Home DVR platform. DISH is pleased that the
Court has sided again with consumer choice and control by rejecting
Fox's efforts to deny our customers' access to the DISH Anywhere and
Hopper Transfers features. We will continue to vigorously defend
consumers' right to choice and contro over their viewing experience."
DISH Anywhere, using Sling technology built into DISH's Hopper with
Sling® Whole-Home DVR, provides a DISH customer, once they receive a
television signal in their home, the capability to remotely view that
signal from a single Internet-connected device (mobile phone, tablet or
PC). Sling technology has been available since 2005 and this motion was
the first of its kind in seven years.
With the Hopper Transfers feature, a DISH customer can move or duplicate
certain Hopper DVR recordings made by the customer to an iPad; and
unlike DISH Anywhere, no Internet connection is needed for viewing.
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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