"ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Jul 14, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower courts September 2013 rejection of the Fox Broadcasting Companys efforts to bar DISH subscribers from using two place-shifting features found on DISHs Hopper® Whole-Home DVR platform: DISH AnywhereTM and Hopper TransfersTM.
The following statement is attributable to R. Stanton Dodge, DISH executive vice president and general counsel:
Todays decision is the fifth in a string of victories for consumers related to our Hopper® Whole-Home DVR platform. DISH is pleased that the Court has sided again with consumer choice and control by rejecting Foxs efforts to deny our customers access to the DISH Anywhere and Hopper Transfers features. Last year, the Ninth Circuit also rejected Foxs attempt to block customers from using the AutoHop and PrimeTime Anytime features. We will continue to vigorously defend consumers right to choice and control over their viewing experience.
DISH Anywhere, using Sling technology built into DISHs Hopper with Sling® Whole-Home DVR, provides a DISH customer, once they receive a television signal in their home, the capability to remotely view that signal from a single Internet-connected device (mobile phone, tablet or PC). Sling technology has been available since 2005 and Foxs motion was the first to seek to enjoin it.
With the Hopper Transfers feature, a DISH customer can move or duplicate certain Hopper DVR recordings made by the customer to an iPad; and unlike DISH Anywhere, no Internet connection is needed for viewing.