Cheseaux, Switzerland and Englewood, Colorado – January 19th, 2010 – Nagravision SA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.VX) company and the world’s leading independent provider of value-added content protection solutions, today announced the execution of a Conditional Access System agreement with DISH Network L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH).
DISH Network recently completed a migration of its more than 14 million subscribers (as of Dec. 10, 2009) to Nagravision’s new generation security technology. The new ten year agreement with Nagravision and NagraStar L.L.C. aligns DISH Network’s and Nagravision’s interests to optimize the resilience of DISH Network’s security solutions, including the deployment of next generation security smart cards in addition to a broader scope of signal protection covering traditional and emerging piracy threats.
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Denver Business Journal: Dish Network wins $51M judgment against alleged satellite-TV pirate
By Greg Avery, Jan. 11, 2010
Colorado’s Dish Network Corp. and its sister companies have won a $51 million court judgment against a man they accused of being a satellite TV pirate who helped people steal the companies’ transmissions.
A federal court in Florida issued the ruling Monday in a case against Robert Ward. The case arose out of a civil suit filed against Ward by Douglas County-based satellite broadcaster Dish Network, EchoStar Technologies and NagraStar. EchoStar and NagraStar produce set-top box and encryption gear designed to make Dish Network’s signals viewable only by paying subscribers.
My name is Phillip Allison, and I am a retired satellite pirate. While it may seem fun to you, to watch TV, at the expense of the provider (Dish Network), I assure you, it is very WRONG. On March 30th, 2009, I was visited by several federal law enforcement officers, 2 Lawyers from Dish Network, and a number of local law enforcement officers, in Pinellas County Florida. They were not kind to me, they were not polite, as a matter of fact, my family was awakened at 7:20am, at gunpoint. For 6 hours my home was searched for materials used for pirating signals from Dish Network. More than $25K in materials were removed from my home, including an XBOX hard drive, several FTA units, around 10 computers, several hard disk drives, SD cards, USB sticks, and even my Microsoft Zune.
I was arrested, and sat in holding with drug smugglers, murderers, suspected terrorists, money launderers, murderers, and weapons peddlers. I was transported in an airplane, that should have been retired 10 years ago. I was shackled, chained, and cuffed 3 times a day, for 33 days. I face 5 years in prison for “Free TV”. Dish Network owns my home, my prize automobile, a 1992 VW Corrado, and because of my felony conviction, I will never be able to vote, hold public office, own a firearm, nor sign a contract for any of a number of restricted employment opportunities. My life is ruined.
Freetech, Inc.’s public apology statement regarding 106 Million dollar judgment and permanent injunction entered against Coolsat (major FTA distributor)
Official Announcement of Feetech Inc. for Coolsat
Freetech, Inc., the South San Francisco based importer and distributor of the Coolsat line of Free-to-Air Satellite receivers announces that it will dissolve and cease operations as part of its agreement to resolve a lawsuit filed by DISH Network, EchoStar Technologies and NagraStar (collectively “DISH Network“). DISH Network filed suit against Freetech in December of 2007 asserting that Coolsat receivers were primarily designed and used for the piracy of DISH Network‘s satellite television programming. Freetech acknowledges that Coolsat receivers were used for this purpose and apologizes for any harm caused to DISH Network. As part of the resolution of the lawsuit, the Court entered a consent judgment finding in favor of DISH Network, EchoStar and NagraStar in the aggregate amount of $106,000,000.00 and entering a permanent injunction against Freetech and its officers and certain employees. Freetech has also agreed to cooperate with DISH Network in its current and future anti-piracy actions.
Date : Nov 29, 2009
Please visit their website for additional information – coolsatusa.com
After last Thursdays operation of taking down multiple IKS services, it continues today!
Who will be next?
This is only the beginning…
If you are involved in IKS we will catch you.