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TiVo, Dish Network, EchoStar announce settlement of patent suit

TiVo, Dish Network, EchoStar announce settlement of patent suit

The patent dispute between Dish Network, TiVo, and EchoStar has been raging on for a while now. The last time we spoke about the suit was in late April when the court presiding over the case ruled in TiVo's favor. The ruling to disable offending devices was split 7-5 in favor of disabling. To avoid many potentially angry customers EchoStar and Dish Network has settled the litigation with TiVo, and the settlement was certainly not cheap for them.

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DISH Network And EchoStar Respond After Court Rules In Favor Of TiVo

DISH Network And EchoStar Respond After Court Rules In Favor Of TiVo

DISH Network and EchoStar have issued a statement regarding the recent ruling from the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals in their legal battle with TiVo over technology patent infringement. The battle has been ongoing since 2004 with rejected appeals and small victories along the way for DISH Network and EchoStar. The Federal Circuit ruled today that it has unanimously vacated a previous district court’s contempt ruling but has a 7-5 split decision on the court's ruling regarding disablement of subject devices.

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Dish Network announces plans to keep 600 Blockbuster stores running

Dish Network announces plans to keep 600 Blockbuster stores running

Blockbuster was for years the place to go in many cities around the country when you wanted to watch or rent a movie. The company started to lose ground when alternatives like Netflix and Redbox started to become popular ultimately Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy. I reported last week that the bankruptcy court had approved the purchase of Blockbuster by Dish Network.

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Dish Network purchase of Blockbuster Video approved by bankruptcy court

Dish Network purchase of Blockbuster Video approved by bankruptcy court

We mentioned earlier this week that satellite TV provider Dish Network had put in a bid to purchase Blockbuster and its assets. The plan still needed to win the approval of the bankruptcy court handling Blockbuster's assets. Reuters reports that the court has approved the $320 million bid by Dish Network for the purchase.

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DISH Network grabs Blockbuster bankruptcy assets

DISH Network grabs Blockbuster bankruptcy assets

DISH Network has snapped up Blockbuster's assets for $320m, after the bankrupt rental retailer put itself up for auction after facing an insurmountable $1bn in debt. "With its more than 1,700 store locations, a highly recognizable brand and multiple methods of delivery, Blockbuster will complement our existing video offerings while presenting cross-marketing and service extension opportunities for DISH Network" Tom Cullen, DISH Network's exec in charge of sales, marketing and programming reckons, suggesting that the satellite company won't immediately shutter all the stores.

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Montana Radio Shack offers free gun with Dish Network purchase

Montana Radio Shack offers free gun with Dish Network purchase

If you live in a rural area where the local cable company has a junky cable line up odds are you have moved on to satellite service so you can get all the channels that your local company lacks. Even some folks that live in urban areas with lots of channels still opt for satellite service. Satellite is one of the most common alternatives to cable today.

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Another legal round for DISH and TIVO

Another legal round for DISH and TIVO

DISH Network has scored a victory in it's legal struggle against TIVO.  A judge has ruled that since the field is densely populated with DVRs competiting with TIVO, that DISH has a legal right to re-examine original decisions that now seem mute.  But does that really mean it's all over but the shouting?

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Dish Network adds new 3D movies

Dish Network adds new 3D movies

One of the big issues that have plagued 3D TV owners and kept many from adopting the new tech aside from price of the sets and the fact that the active glasses are expensive has been the lack of content. Some of the big cable companies have added 3D sports channels, but many of the 3D stations are not 3D all the time.

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Live TV on iPad Today Via DISH Remote Access App

Live TV on iPad Today Via DISH Remote Access App

Today DISH Network LLC announces their DISH Remote Access app for iPad, a free application that allows DISH Network customers the ability to watch both live and recorded TV on their tablet. To use this service, DISH Network customers must have a broadband-connected, Sling-enabled device like the Sling Adapter which pairs with DISH Network's ViP 722 or 722k HD DVRs. Sound easy enough? Well then it's probably time to connect!

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DISH Network offers Logitech Revue to subscribers for $179

DISH Network offers Logitech Revue to subscribers for $179

The Logitech Revue Google TV set-top box was something I was interested in until all the major networks started to block Google TV from accessing their online programming. That has really hurt the appeal of the system to me since I mostly wanted to be able to watch shows I missed and didn’t have the DVR space to record.

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Dish Network debuts DVR scheduler optimized for iPad

Dish Network debuts DVR scheduler optimized for iPad

Being able to control your DVR at home from anywhere you might be is a big deal. Say you are out and are going to be home later than you expected and the big game is on. With remote scheduling apps for devices like the iPhone and iPad, you can just schedule the recordings without actually being home.

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SlingPlayer Mobile for Android hands-on [Video]

SlingPlayer Mobile for Android hands-on [Video]

Sling Media have released a brief demo of their new SlingPlayer Android client, but we fancied a better play and so managed to grab a copy of the beta for ourselves.  Loaded up on a Nexus One, the control process was just as straightforward on the Google phone's 3.7-inch display as it looks on the EVO 4G's 4.3-inch screen; picture quality is decent, and while there are a lot of on-screen controls - since they're basically recreating your full set-top box remote in the mobile client - after a little use it's all reasonably familiar.  More first impressions - and a demo video - after the cut.

Video demo after the cut

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