One day after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against streaming TV service Aereo, Fox is going to use the ruling to strike back Dish. Fox cited Wednesday’s ruling to bolster a claim against Dish, which is the third largest pay TV service in America. Dish streams live TV programming over the Internet to subscribers and lets them copy programs to tablets for viewing outside the home.
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DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH) is now selling Super Joey, which allows customers to record an industry-leading eight shows. The Super Joey adds network tuners to Hopper’s three native tuners and is available to new and current customers. The Super Joey lets households record up to 8 shows at the same time.
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Dish Network and Disney has confirmed that they have reached a retransmission agreement on Monday. The agreement forces Dish to turn off automated ad skipping for ABC shows, but it gives Dish the rights to include ABC and ESPN programming “as part of an Internet delivered, IP-based multichannel offering.”
Dish Network Corporation, the satellite TV conglomerate, has decided not to pursue the acquisition of LightSquared. Dish Network withdrew the $2.2 billion to buy the bankrupt wireless broadband company. Dish Network chairman Charles Ergen started a trial today regarding whether he had unlawfully bought LightSquared’s debt in order to take over the company.
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Blockbuster has decided to give up in the DVD rental business in an industry where many people now prefer Internet streaming, mail deliveries, and Redbox’s one-day rentals. Blockbuster’s parent company Dish said that they will be shutting down all of the remaining company-owned Blockbuster stores in the U.S. by early January 2014. This will affect 300 remaining retail stores along with Blockbuster’s distribution centers. Blockbuster’s By Mail service will also be shutting down in the middle of December. Only the franchised and licensed stores in the U.S. and abroad will remain open.
Harbinger Capital Partners has filed a lawsuit against Dish Network and the company’s chairman Charlie Ergen. Harbinger claims that Dish Network allegedly “engaged in a fraudulent scheme” to take over LightSquared. LightSquared is a bankrupt wireless services provider. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York. EchoStar Corporation was also named in the lawsuit along with SP Special Opportunities and L-Band Acquisition LLC.