A Slow News Day In Illinois?

I think Wednesday must have been a slow news day in Illinois. WCIA Channel 3 decided to do a little filler news piece on the DISH Network vs. TiVo patent suit. It’s a little chopping on the details, not surprising for a <3 minute light piece on a lawsuit that has run for a few years. The main focus seems to be the threat that DISH Network could be ordered to disable their DVRs in the field if they’re found to be in contempt by the court. (Personally I don’t see that happening. If DISH were ordered to disable their DVRs I foresee a very quick license agreement with TiVo to keep them on.) The story also appeared on the associated IllinoisHomepage.net and in their discussion forums.

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  • ADIDAIllini

    Lets just say that the media in Champaign, IL is not really the end all be all of media. The other day the same news channel interviewed a freakin’ intern about a basketball player that was about to be kicked off the team (that’s a whole other story, though)