Dish has recently been suing a growing number of IPTV providers and so-called “Kodi Box” sellers. These services promise live TV from places like ESPN and HBO for very low prices or a one-time price of buying an android powered streaming player often called a “Kodi Box.” Now Dish has sued the IPTV services One Box TV, IPGuys, and Miracle Box as apart of its effort to crack down on IPTV. These lawsuits join a growing number of lawsuits targeting IPTV services by Dish and others including Set TV, Vader, and more.
Dish is claiming that these services used Dish’s signals or streamed content in the United States that Dish owned exclusive rights to.
It is very interesting to see that the language used in different Dish lawsuits are almost exactly the same. Here is the from two of the lawsuits:
“During testing of the OneBox service, encoded messages incorporated into DISH’s satellite communications of the Willow Cricket channel, for example, were detected on the Willow Cricket channel retransmitted to customers of the OneBox service, thereby confirming this content originated from DISH’s satellite communications.”
“During testing of the IPGuys service, encoded messages delivered as part of DISH’s satellite communications were detected on the DISH Programming retransmitted on the IPGuys service, confirming the DISH Programming provided by Kaczmarek is originating from DISH’s satellite communications and DISH subscriber accounts,” DISH said in their complaint against the IPGuys.
It seems Dish is ramping up its lawsuits and its lawyers have created a templet that so far has worked as Dish has recently won several major lawsuits against IPTV services.
DISH is not stopping at targeting the creators of these services. Recently Dish started going after resellers of IPTV services including Romie IPTV World, IPTV Bazaar, Napster, Miracle Media Box MediaGetIPTVOnline, and IPGuys-Live.
Recently DISH has been expanding its IPTV war to not only go after the people running these services but also the people reselling the services. DISH has even started to threaten lawsuits against subscribers of IPTV services. This effort to not only name the owners but also the resellers in the primary lawsuit is a major jump forward in the battle against IPTV.
This is likely just the start of more lawsuits to come as Dish is not the only company starting to go after IPTV services. We have even recently seen criminal charges against alleged pirate streaming services like IStreamItAll.
If you want to learn more about these lawsuits make sure to checkout TorrentFreaks coverage.
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