OpenTV, Nagravision file patent suit against Shaw

The Kudelski Group has announced that its OpenTV and Nagravision subsidiaries have filed a patent infringement suit against Shaw Communications, Inc. in the Federal Court of Canada.

The lawsuit alleges that Shaw’s system infringes six Canadian patents owned by Nagravision and OpenTV. Shaw is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, and provides services in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Northern Ontario. Shaw claims approximately 2 million subscribers.

Kudelski Group’s asserted patents relate to a wide variety of features in Shaw’s system, including its PayTV purchasing, distribution, viewership monitoring, and interactive television systems. The lawsuit seeks a preliminary injunction prohibiting deployment of Shaw’s recent release of “BlueSky TV,” which is a licensed version of Comcast’s X1 platform.

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