Fox Sues Dish Over 'On The Go' Feature

Greg Tarr On Feb 22 2013 - 6:26pm

New York – Fox Broadcasting has filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction against Dish’s new "on the go" feature, which allows Hopper owners to watch live and recorded TV shows on mobile devices.

Fox claims the feature violates a license agreement Dish agreed to and infringes on Fox’s copyrights.

The TV network said that Dish's arrangement with Fox gave it only limited rights to re-transmit a live broadcast signal over Dish’s satellite service.

The new Hopper box, which just became available following its formal unveiling at International CES, incorporates the company’s Sling technology that enables subscribers to connect the Hopper to the Internet and to view saved content via the Dish Anywhere mobile app or online at

A hearing is set for March 22, according to the filing.

Fox and other networks have also filed lawsuits against Dish to stop use of its PrimeTime Anytime and AutoHop commercial-skipping features.  In that case, Fox lost the initial bid to block those services last fall, but is appealing the case.

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