Dish and Echostar lost a ruling that they violated patents Tivo owned around DVR technology
The 5 year old case was fought over whether Echostar's was infringing upon TIVO's patent. The $103 million payout is in addition to $105 million that Echostar had to pay TIVO in August 2008
On August 27, 2008 TiVo released their second quarter earnings results. The company reported net income of $2.9M, beating their previous guidance. TiVo also reported lower subscriber acquisition costs (SAC), which was $135 compared to $758 for the same quarter a year ago. Shares climbed over 4% the day after the release.
On July 22, 2008 TiVo and Amazon.com announced a joint service that will allow TiVo subscribers to purchase products from Amazon.com, using their remote controls. Products related to popular television series and films will be the focus of the new service, allowing TiVo subscribers to browse and buy items related to their favorite programs.
On November 28th, TiVo reports a quarterly loss of $8.2 MM beating expectations. The next day the US patent office upheld the company's time warp technology patent, increasing the likelihood that it would win its $90MM suit against Echostar
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