EchoStar Sues Free-to-Air Satellite P...

EchoStar Sues Free-to-Air Satellite Pirate

There are 7 comments on the Digital Game Developer story from Jul 23, 2007, titled EchoStar Sues Free-to-Air Satellite Pirate. In it, Digital Game Developer reports that:

“In short, the FTA today in North America is big business”

"With the Internet as a sword, pirates developed a new way to steal Dish Network programming by using so-called free-to-air receivers ," EchoStar said in ... via Digital Game Developer

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L'islet, Canada

#1 Sep 2, 2007
Hi whats going to Happen to the those with FTA receivers in the future.will they continue to
obtain all the Basic and Pay-Per-View stuff.?

This is a big concern

I heard something that they may block us out
I appreciate your response
Thank You

[email protected]

United States

#2 Sep 6, 2007
I think if I buy the equipment and install it that I should be able to pick up any signal that is in my airspace. After all people sell mineral rights to what is under the ground thousands of feet deep why don't we own the airspace over our property that belongs to us. The big satellite companies that have become rich off of the public will just have to keep comeing up with ways to block the fta recievers but on the other hand the other guys will again figure out how to hack their system. Thus this will never end and will be a ongoing cycle.

Eggleston, VA

#3 Feb 7, 2008
I have been a 'loyal' customer of Dishnetwork for several years and have recently decided to change to cable because it is now a lot cheaper. What i want to know is what happened to 'better tver for all'? What happened to cheaper than the competition? What happened to Charlie not being a greedy corporate cretian? If it wasn't for him driving up prices of his crappy programing, peoplee wouldn't need to steal it. He needs to bring the price back down instead of griping about pirates.

Advance, NC

#4 Mar 4, 2008
When DIK and Bev launch the new cards in 5-8 months we will be down for a while. They have this in Europe and they havent broke the code yet. But I suggest getting a NFUSION since it is server run it shouldn't or wont be down long.

Miami, FL

#5 May 30, 2008
what about the satellite card for computer are they can be programed to receive direct tv dich?

United States

#6 Jul 14, 2008
i think i should be allowed to break in and steal anything i want from your homes and cars just because i have the equipment to do so and because you have lots of money and you are greedy and you can write your loss off on your taxes.
General Carrillo

United States

#7 Nov 26, 2008
I think that Satellite signals are very expensive and more than that, they send a lot of advertisment, so you are paying for receive advertisement

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