Fox Pushes For Ban On Dish Network Ad-Free DVR

Law360, New York (August 23, 2012, 1:40 PM EDT) -- Fox Broadcasting Co. on Wednesday asked a California federal court to block Dish Network Corp. from offering its ad-skipping digital video recording service, saying it undercuts Fox's business model, violates a licensing contract and infringes the network's copyrights.

In a motion seeking a preliminary injunction, Fox said that Dish Network's PrimeTime Anytime and AutoHop features — both of which are offered alongside the satellite television provider's Hopper DVR set-top box and, in combination, allow subscribers to watch some prime time shows commercial-free — infringe the network's...
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