In fight over ad-skipping, the score is: Dish 4, everyone else 0


Fox took a shot at making the Hopper DVR illegal. As with the last three who tried to take down Dish’s consumer-favorite, Fox fell short.

Fox Broadcasting lawyers made an all-out push earlier this year to knock the newest version of Dish’s ad-skipping Hopper DVR off the market, but they have failed.

A Los Angeles federal judge has weighed the competing briefs of both companies and decided the product can remain on the market while litigation proceeds, according to a Dish statement. The actual order remains under seal, so the legal reasoning remains opaque, for now. A redacted order will likely be published soon.

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