|Tivo and Dish Agree on $500 Million Settlement|
|Home Theater News Cable-Satellite Receiver-DVR-PVR News|
|Written by Dick Ward|
|Tuesday, 03 May 2011|
It's a big blow for Dish, but it does mean they won't have to replace any of their existing DVRs.
It's not all bad news for Dish though. Part of the settlement grants Dish Network a license to the Time Warp patent that started all this trouble in the first place. It also presents Dish with a few more licenses for TiVo technologies.
Despite the ongoing suit, there are no hard feelings between the companies. "We have tremendous respect for TiVo's management," says Dish CEO Charlie Ergen, "and we have always said that regardless of the outcome of the case, there were many ways that we could work together with TiVo."