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Broadcasters Win Jurisdiction Fight Against ivi, a Company That Rebroadcasts TV Signals Without Negotiating a Retrans Fee

Jan 21, 2011  •  Post A Comment

"A judge in the U.S. District Court in Seattle has granted a motion by Fisher Communications and other broadcasters and networks to dismiss ivi Inc.’s suit there, concluding that ivi improperly filed the Seattle suit in anticipation of being sued by broadcasters and others in another jurisdiction," TVNewsCheck reports.

ivi is one of the companies that rebroadcasts TV signals without first negotiating a retrans fee. It is expected that a court in New York will take up the case, the report says. ivi is based in Seattle.

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