Anything related to TiVo – The leading US DVR providor. TiVo has made a number of innovations in the broadband video sector including TiVoCast and Video Downloads with Amazon Unbox.
A case which has been running since all the way back in 2004, when the television business looked very different than it does today, has finally ended.
TiVo has emerged victorious, with Dish and EchoStar paying $500 million to end all ongoing patent litigation.
TiVo Vs. Dish, Echostar
In 2004 TiVo, then on the up and up, sued EchoStar (which owned Dish at the time) over its DVR patents for ‘multimedia time warping’. TiVo won the case in 2006, but thanks to endless appeals the case kept trudging on.
TiVo won every appeal possible, and in April 2010 a judge ruled that the two companies would not only have to pay damages but also cease their services. It’s taken another year for a settlement to be reached but that has now finally happened. To the relief of everyone concerned, I’m sure.