Today, DISH Network and EchoStar filed a lawsuit against Tivo asking a Delaware court to find that our new DVR software does not infringe Tivo's '389 patent. The lawsuit is in response to Tivo's continued public statements that our new DVR software infringes.
DISH Network Corporation (Nasdaq:DISH) and EchoStar Corporation (Nasdaq:SATS) issued the following statement regarding Tivo:
"Today, DISH Network and EchoStar filed a lawsuit against Tivo asking a Delaware court to find that our new DVR software does not infringe Tivo's '389 patent. The lawsuit is in response to Tivo's continued public statements that our new DVR software infringes.
"This action is independent of Tivo's anticipated motion for contempt in the Eastern District of Texas. We believe any contempt motion by Tivo should be denied because we are in full compliance with the injunction."
About DISH Network
DISH Network Corporation (Nasdaq:DISH), the nation's third largest pay-TV provider and the leader in digital television, provides more than 13.815 million satellite TV customers with industry-leading customer satisfaction which has surpassed major cable TV providers for eight consecutive years. DISH Network also provides customers with award-winning HD and DVR technology including the ViP722(tm) HD DVR, which received the Editors' Choice awards from both CNET and PC Magazine. In addition, subscribers enjoy access to hundreds of video and audio channels, the most International channels in the U.S., industry-leading Interactive TV applications, Latino programming, and the best sports and movies in HD. DISH Network offers a variety of package and price options including the lowest all-digital price in America, the DishDVR Advantage Package, high-speed Internet service, and a free upgrade to the best HD DVR in the industry. DISH Network is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and is a Fortune 300 company. Visit www.dishnetwork.com/aboutus or call 1-800-333-DISH (3474) for more information.
About EchoStar Corporation
EchoStar Corporation (Nasdaq:SATS) operates two primary businesses: (1) equipment sales and digital broadcast operations, and (2) fixed satellite services. The equipment sales and digital broadcast operations business includes the Sling Media business; designs, develops and distributes set-top boxes and related products for direct-to-home satellite television service providers; and includes a network of seven full-service digital broadcast centers and leased fiber optic capacity with points of presence in approximately 150 cities. The fixed satellite services business provides service on nine owned and leased in-orbit satellites and includes related FCC licenses. Visit www.echostar.com for more information.