End of an Era: Echostar Acquires Move Networks

Echostar announced today that it has acquired the assets of Move Networks. It’s not clear what the satellite technology provider will do with those assets, but the deal marks the end of an era for a once high-flying provider of high-quality video delivery technology.

U.S. Patent Office Backs TiVo in Dish/EchoStar Fight

The PTO reaffirmed TiVo’s Time Warp Patent, striking a blow against Dish and EchoStar today. The patent office’s ruling, which TiVo says is final and not appealable, enforced the patent at the center of a legal fight between the DVR maker and the satellite TV provider.

Widevine DRM Embedded in Sling Set-tops, Other CE Devices

Widevine announced this morning that its technology has been chosen to be embedded in EchoStar SlingLoaded set-top boxes. The deal will give an extra layer of protection to video that is being place-shifted from user’s home TV sets to whatever device they’re watching video on.

Dish to Bring Live TV to the iPad

Dish subscribers will be able to watch their satellite TV programming on their iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch starting in September. Support for Blackberry devices will also be rolled out that month, and Android users will be able to join in on the fun in October.

Dish: Comcast-NBCU Combo Poses ‘Grave Threats’ to Online Video

In a petition to deny the Comcast-NBCU transaction, Dish Network says the deal poses “grave threats” to online video. With a TV Everywhere initiative and a stake in Hulu, Dish says the combined entity would have the incentive and ability to take anticompetitive action against competitors.

U.S. Patent Office Rules Against TiVo in Dish, EchoStar Case

The US patent office issued a ruling against patents held by TiVo that could affect its lawsuit against Dish Network and EchoStar. The PTO rejected two software claims related to TiVo’s “time warp” technology, which enables users to record and play back TV programs.

TiVo Forced Back to Court in Dish, Echostar Case

A federal appeals court said today that it’s going to take another look at the patent infringement suit between TiVo and satellite companies Dish and Echostar, throwing into jeopardy a $200 million award that TiVo was granted last September and causing TiVo’s stock to tumble.

Vid-Biz: EchoStar, MobiTV, Buckley

EchoStar Must Pay $103.1M, Plus Interest; judge says EchoStar in contempt of permanent injunction against infringing on TiVo DVR patent. (MediaWeek) MobiTV…

Our Condolences To Sirius Shareholders

So much for all those people who bought Sirius (NSDQ: SIRI) stock last week. The company’s shares almost doubled on Feb. 4 following reports…

Sling Team Leaving the Building

UPDATED paidContent is reporting that Sling Media co-founders Blake and Jason Krikorian, as well as Sling Media Entertainment Group President Jason Hirschhorn…

AT&T Gets in the Black Friday Mood

[qi:086] With its old-line businesses losing steam, AT&T is looking at new revenue streams. It has already diversified into video through its…