Dish Working on Another Work-Around
But it doesn’t appear that Dish is extremely confident that it will succeed in doing so.
Dish, "is investigating other potential design-around options, but at this stage, does not know whether a further design-around is even possible," Dish revealed Monday in a federal court filing, according to The Denver Post.
In the latest round in this battle, a federal court found Dish/EchoStar in contempt of court and ordered them to pay TiVo another $103 million. It also gave Dish 30 days to disable the DVR functionality in about 4 million receivers that allegedly violate the TiVo patent. The court, however, awarded a temporary stay of that injunction, and Dish still thinks it has "strong grounds for an appeal." (See EchoStar, Dish to Pay TiVo $103M and Court Grants Dish a Stay.)
Meanwhile, over at the ZatzNotFunny blog, Davis Freeberg has been postulating a scenario in which Dish chief Charlie Ergen would take yet another gamble and attempt a hostile TiVo takeover.
— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Cable Digital News