The Supreme Court's Aereo Decision Won't Screw Up Dish (Yet)

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The Supreme Court's decision against Aereo was a huge bummer for cord-cutters. Even worse, some content providers (coughFoxcough) were trying to use to hit other similarly awesome services as well, like Dish's "Anywhere" streaming. Good news: It didn't work. Yet.

Right after the Aereo verdict came down, Fox asked the 9th Circuit for a preliminary injunction against Dish's Anywhere, claiming that streaming Fox content without permission was just as bad as what Aereo did, and that Fox would be "irreparably harmed" without an immediate block of the service.

In its opinion, the court basically said that if Fox was really going to be irreparably harmed, it would have been irreparably harmed already, since Dish has been offering this service since January of 2012, and there's no proof it has been.


This is just the first step in the much larger Fox vs. Dish case that will kick off in earnest in January of 2015, but this decision has kept Fox from landing an early KO punch. It's good news, but the future of streaming your network TV is still very up in the air. [Ars Technica]