Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dish Network faces DVR shutdown, Thanks to Tivo

Tivo won the DVR and Dish must pay the fighter. "Dish Network Corp. reported a 26 percent drop in first-quarter net income as the satellite TV company stepped up promotions to reel in customers." In an even bigger move, Dish may be forced to shut down its DVRs to customers to comply with the patent infringement order. If they do, customers will be extremely unhappy. So what should Dish do? Pay the money, license Tivo, buy Tivo? Currently more appeals have been written but is this a fight of egos. Is Dish simply throwing good money after bad. Isn't it best to move forward and find a relationship with Tivo that works. ANd if they don't could another court loss kill Dish.