27 May 2012

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TV Networks Sue Dish Network for Skipping Advertisement Not Watching Advertisement in Television Program it’s illegal pay fine



TV Networks Sue Dish Network for Skipping Advertisement Not Watching Advertisement in Television Program it’s illegal pay fine

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Dish Network got the one excellent option, service that is Dish’s Prime Time Anytime video-on-demand service.
Benefit of this service is that allows viewers to watch network programs commercial-free.

Dish introduced its Hopper set-top box, which contains, in addition to a subscriber-controlled digital video recorder, a Dish-controlled section of the hard drive that records the entire primetime broadcast schedule of the four major networks every night.

Auto Hop feature lets subscribers watch prime-time shows commercial-free the day after they are recorded, not on the night when they’re first shown on television.

The customer television viewer can watch his favorite program without any advertisement.

Here the fight starts

The NBCUniversal suit is filed in L.A. federal court on behalf of NBC Studios, Universal Network Television, Open 4 Business Productions and NBC Universal Media.

News Corp. (NWSA)’s Fox Broadcasting Co., Comcast Corp. (CMCSA)’s NBCUniversal and CBS Corp. (CBS) sued Dish Network Corp. (DISH), alleging that their copyrights are infringed by Dish’s Prime  Time Anytime video-on-demand service that allows viewers to watch network programs commercial-free.

CBS and NBC sued Dish separately in the same court. The networks accused Dish of copyright infringement and asked for unspecified damages as well as court orders preventing its unauthorized distribution of their programs.

Fox also sued Dish for breach of contract.

The Fox suit is filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles


Counter attacking Dish Network has also filed a separate complaint yesterday in federal court in New York against Fox, CBS, NBC and Walt Disney Co. (DIS)’s ABC. Dish seeks a court ruling that it isn’t infringing copyrights.

The Dish suit, filed in U.S. District Court in New York, asks for a declaratory judgment of whether the ad-skipping technology complies with copyright law. “

Let’s hope Dish Network wins the case and consumers get the right to watch the advertisement free programs.



TV networks, broadcasters should file a case against the remote control making companies and TV companies also who provide remove control to viewers.

Using the remote control one can quickly change the channel and enjoy the other program.

Thus remote control also helps to skip the advertisements.


Watching Advertisement free programming should be a fundamental right, a human right.

Advertisement should be shown only before the starting of the program and just only one advertisement during the program for maximum 2 or 3 minutes.

TV channels earn thorough monthly subscription also.

It’s the fundamental right of the customer to do what he wants in his home with his device he is not doing piracy by skipping the advertisement.

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6 comments:

Matt May 28, 2012  

Oh wow I wonder how much they are looking to settle for...

connan May 29, 2012  

I can’t believe that their trying to sue Dish over skipping commercials that are already recorded! Does this seem messed up to anyone else but me? I have the Hopper and when I bought it, I did not know that I was able to skip my PrimeTime Anytime commercials until just last week. The reason why I originally bought the Hopper was because it would automatically record all of my prime time shows that come on CBS, FOX, NBC and ABC in HD. The Hoppers Auto Hop feature that allows me to skip commercials gives customers the option to skip them, so I don’t know why this is a big deal. A Dish co-worker told me that the Hopper is also capable of recording up to six shows at once!

Aiden,  June 10, 2012  

Why don’t CBS, FOX, and NBC execs want consumers to enjoy commercial-free TV? It’s what we want! I’m a customer and employee of Dish, and I think Auto Hop is great because you can easily watch commercial-free TV. A well-known consumer advocacy group, Public Knowledge, agrees that people should have the right to control how they watch TV. They’re taking a stand for consumers by creating a petition that tells CBS, FOX, and NBC media to keep their hands out of your living room and DVR. Sign their petition to keep control of how you watch TV http://bit.ly/KigXAn