Last year, Dish Network introduced a feature to its DVRs to allow its subscribers to skip commercials. This Auto Hop feature isn’t the only innovation Dish Network has implemented into its DVR as just recently, it has made it possible for its subscribers to watch live television on their mobile devices through the company’s Sling technology. As worthwhile as that feature is, it looks as though FOX is none too pleased with it and has filed for an injection against Dish to have the feature banned.
The reason why FOX has become such a spoilsport is due to the fact Dish Network’s new service breaches its licensing agreement, with Dish infringing on its network’s copyrights. Fox mentions in the filing “paying Dish 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’ because Dish does not have the right to offer these services to its subscribers in the first place.”
Hopefully FOX’s outrage over this new feature on Dish Network’s Hopper DVR won’t lead them to ban the feature as we’re sure many Dish Network customers are probably enjoying it while they’re away from their TVs.
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