Fox is attacking the Hopper, Sling Adapter and Dish Anywhere now

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  1. ohioankev

    ohioankev Thread Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    They lost fighting AutoHop alone so now they are taking the fight to Sling Adapters and "Dish Anywhere". It's funny how there wasn't a problem with DishOnline and Sling Adapters when they were connected to 622's and 722's. Not to mention that I don't remember any lawsuits about copyright infringement and Archeos's PocketDISH. There are no doubts in my mind that this is still a thinly veiled attack against AutoHop and PrimeTime Anytime.

    http://www.multichannel.com/marketing/fox-takes-new-tack-hopper-legal-battle/141846


     
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  2. comfortably_numb

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    So, assuming that Fox wins their battle, are they going to send the Hopper Police over to our homes and confiscate our DVR's? LOL :p
     
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    New software will turn off everything.
     
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  4. Sean Mota

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    Fox: let's throw everything we got (nothing) but hopefully something will stick.
     
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    I would have to say that argument has more teeth to it than the autohop complaint.
     
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  6. comfortably_numb

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    Doesn't it seem more likely that they'd shut off Fox for Sling and/or blackout certain programs on Fox? Slingbox has been around what, 10 years now? Seems strange that no legal challenges to the technology have stuck thus far and then all of a sudden Fox thinks they can shut it down...
     
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    Fox Goes After Dish Hopper -- Again
    By Swanni
    Washington, D.C. (February 22, 2013) -[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

    That's the thinking at Fox headquarters today with the network filing for a preliminary injunction to stop Dish from selling new Sling-equipped Hopper HD DVRs that enable subscribers to watch recorded and live programming on mobile devices.

    Bloomberg reports that Fox has filed the preliminary injunction in Los Angeles. alleging the Sling features violate its copyright, and carriage agreement with Dish.

    Fox made a similar charge in court last year, seeking a preliminary injunction to block Dish from selling the original Hopper HD DVR which includes a new feature that can automatically eliminate TV commercials during recorded network primetime programming. The judge in that case, however, rejected the injunction request and Fox is now appealing.

    And now Fox is seeking a another route to stopping the Dish Hopper with this new injunction request.

    "Paying for a satellite television subscription does not buy anyone the right to receive Fox's live broadcast signal over the Internet or to make copies of Fox programs to watch 'on the go' ," the Fox filing states, according to Bloomberg, who adds that a court hearing on the injunction request is scheduled on March 22.



    Fox and its broadcast network colleagues, ABC, CBS and NBC, are all suing Dish over the Hopper's ad-zapping feature, but this is the first attempt to eliminate the Sling features.
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  8. Scott Greczkowski

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    So FOX is upset at the DISH Hopper Transfer Feature now...

    Does that mean we will see a lawsuit against DIRECTV since their NOMAD product does the same thing?
     
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    I agree. It sounds like they are throwing everything at it plus the kitchen sink , hoping something will stick and they can hurt DISH. But what about all the cable companies and Directv that also have Tv Everywhere and do the same thing? Are they going to sue all of them too?
     
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    This is such a huge waste of time and money. I think the networks need to focus on other things.
     
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    Problem is,the networks have plenty of both.
     
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  12. wolfjc

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    I was talking to my brother in-law, who has Dish, and he said that Dish will NOT be able to show the Daytona 500 on Sunday.
    Does have anything to do with this fight?
    If not has any one heard of this problem?
     
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  13. satjay

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    I have not heard this?
     
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  14. lucky86

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    Well if he lives in a market that is being affected by the Grant takedown, then yes, he doesn't have Fox so that's why he can't watch the Daytona 500, since its on Fox.
     
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    Could be related to the Sinclair dispute.They own several Fox affiliates.Maybe it's Grant,not Sinclair.
     
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  16. Tampa8

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    Brother in law is wrong...... No such thing can be done. If Dish is not carrying a local Fox station, then, well, duh.... :)
     
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  17. wolfjc

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    I just checked with wikipedia site which was posted by Iceberg and there was no station in the Cincinnati area.
    Here are the Grant stations:
    City of License/Market Station Digital Virtual Current Affiliation
    Huntsville, Alabama WZDX 41 54 Fox
    "WAMY"
    (WZDX-DT2 41-2) 41-2 54-2 MyNetworkTV
    Davenport — Burlington, Iowa KLJB 49 18 Fox
    KGCW 41 26 The CW
    Roanoke — Lynchburg, Virginia WFXR 17 27 Fox
    WWCW 20 21 The CW
    La Crosse — Eau Claire, Wisconsin WLAX 17 25 Fox
    WEUX 49 48 Fox (satellite of WLAX)
     
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  18. John Kotches

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    We don't know what those agreements look like. It may be covered or they may be fighting their biggest fight first. Win against Dish, and then go after the others.
     
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  19. Claude Greiner

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    Although I don't agree with Fox on this issue, Dish networks track record of loosing in litigation is an issue that cannot be ignored.

    It's very likely dish could loose, and then what do you do with a hopper that no longer works as advertised?
     
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  20. comfortably_numb

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    Start working on "Plan B" NOW. Can't imagine Fox will be able to completely make Sling irrelevant though. And that would make for a lot of angry customers with boxes that would be no more than paperweights.
     
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