Last week the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) filed a lawsuit saying Omniverse the company HDHomeRun Premium TV uses to access channels like ESPN and Disney do not have the rights to this content. ACE’s whose members include some of the biggest names in TV and many others with the goal of protecting their works.
HDHomeRun Premium TV and other services like it use Omniverse to supply channels like Disney and ESPN. Now with this lawsuit HDHomeRun, Premium TV faces the real risk of losing access to the channels from the content owners listed above.
When asked about the current Omniverse lawsuit Theodore D. Head the President of Silicondust who operates the HDHomeRun Premium TV services sent Cord Cutters News the following statement: “Yes we are aware of the situation from last week. SiliconDust is not a party of the lawsuit, but we can be indirectly affected by Omniverse not able to continue their service and so we are in the process of finding out a way to best mitigate any potential interruptions to our service and will let our customers know as soon as we know if there will be any change to the current services”
It is true that Silicondust is not apart of the lawsuit, as a defendant their service was listed as an example of one of the services reselling Omniverse content. The lawsuit says that the HDHomeRun Premium TV service “As with the others, HDHomeRun offers the Copyrighted Works through these channels without a license.”
For now, Silicondust’s HDHomeRun Premium TV service is still live and taking new customers. Often these court cases can take months or years to be resolved. It looks like Silicondust is using that time to find a way to keep their service alive.
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