Fox has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to block the Dish network from distributing its new set top box.
DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH) began to ship a new version of its Hopper set top box just over a week ago. The new technology, hotly demanded by some, is the subject of an attempted blocking move by Fox, a subsidiary of News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA) (NASDAQ:NWS). This news comes on top of other recent lawsuits that have sought to prevent the company’s growth.
The new set top box contains a technology called Sling. The service offers “place shifting.” That’s a fancy term for allowing users to record and watch live television on the go via the internet. Because DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH) has offered the technology for years, it was hoped that it could avoid a lawsuit based on it. Not so says a suit filed by the Fox group in a federal lawsuit.