DishTV offers a feature that is great for anyone that wants to catch up on TV while on the road.
Their "On the Go" feature allows viewers to watch live and recorded TV shows on smartphones and tablets.
Sounds like a great idea that everyone should like...right?
Well not everyone News Corp.'s Fox Broadcasting unit asked for a court order to block new “on-the-go”
Bloomberg writes that Fox sought a preliminary injunction yesterday in federal court in Los Angeles. Fox alleges the new services breach its license agreement with Dish and infringe the network’s copyrights.
“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,” Fox said in the filing.
Fox last year failed to persuade a federal judge to block Dish’s AutoHop service that lets viewers automatically skip the ads in recorded primetime television shows. The network appealed that decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco, which hasn’t ruled on the issue.