Networks sue FilmOn.com
October 7, 2010
All of the major US networks have filed a federal lawsuit against FilmOn.com. The suit filed claims that at least since September 27th FilmOn has been streaming the signals of numerous US TV stations “all without the consent of the affected stations or copyright owners”. The suit asks the court to enjoin FilmOn from steaming the signals and require it to pay damages to the plaintiffs.
The plaintiffs CBS, NBC, Fox, ABC and their related TV studios.
According to its website, FilmOn is offering 36 TV and cable channels for $14.95 per month or 31 channels (excluding the X-rated ones) for $9.95 per month. FilmOn’s parent company is publicly traded on the German stock exchange and has been operating in Europe for over a year. The company has not yet responded to the case.