ABC Loses Bid To Block Dish’s Ad-Skipping Service

Law360, Los Angeles (September 18, 2013, 8:48 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge denied ABC Inc.'s attempt to block Dish Network Corp. from providing its ad-skipping digital video recording service on Wednesday, two months after the Ninth Circuit rejected a similar request by Fox Broadcasting Co. against the pay-TV provider.

U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain, in an opinion and order that are under seal, denied ABC's request for a preliminary injunction blocking Dish from providing Hopper Whole-Home HD digital video recorder features that allow consumers to skip ads in broadcast shows. The judge...
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