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Judge rejects injunction against Dish DVR

POSTED: 09:48 AM PST Nov 08, 2012    UPDATED: 07:00 AM PST Nov 08, 2012 

A California judge has rejected a request for a preliminary injunction against Dish Network's ad-skipping digital video recorder in a dispute that has pit broadcasters against a main distributor of their programming.
      Judge Dolly Gee of the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Monday struck down the request by News Corp. broadcaster Fox, according to a statement from Dish. A Fox spokesman confirmed the ruling but said the network would appeal.
      The ruling was not released publically.
      Dish Network Corp. and the broadcast networks have been at odds over a new digital video recorder called the Hopper, which allows consumers to record prime-time programming from the four broadcast networks - ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox - and play them back the next day with the ads stripped out.