Site stops streaming TV station signals
That TRO is while the court decides the larger issue of enjoining the service longer-term while it decides the larger question of its legality, according to a story by John Eggerton at broadcastingandcable.com.
"We respect the Court's decision in this matter and have temporarily ceased retransmission of free network television on FilmOn," the company said in a statement. "In the few weeks FilmOn provided free access to basic television on consumers' mobile devices [since Sept 27], it received more than 30 million individual users. We also garnered dozens of positive reviews about our free service's quality and ease of use. We have, in essence, shown full proof of concept of the FilmOn delivery system--proving that millions of viewers will watch our superior television service online, all with commercials, adding millions of extra impressions that enhance network's value to its viewers and advertisers."
FilmOn did not seek retransmission consent deals with the stations it streamed, leading the big four networks and their studios to sue for copyright infringement and an injunction.
FilmOn said it plans to get those stations back online sometime in the future in a "legitimate and collaborative business model."
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