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US TV Networks Take Out Restraining Order Against FilmOn

A group of major US TV networks have managed to procure a restraining order against FilmOn from a US federal court, which has ordered it stop streaming TV content.

FilmOn was dragged to court after Fox, CBS, ABC and NBC found that the company was streaming the signals of the television stations online without their permission. The US networks succeeded in convincing the court that the service was infringing on their copyright.

According to the L.A Times, FilmOn will have to convince the court of its innocence if it wants to start streaming again.

Here in the UK, major TV broadcasters have also joined their US counterparts in dismissing FilmOn's type of service as illegal. ITV, Channel 4 and Five are preparing to meet a similar streaming service in the courts next year. The broadcasters said in a joint statement to Paid Content: “FilmOn is not an authorised service and we reserve the right to pursue any site or service we believe to be infringing our copyright or using our content in an unlicensed, illegal capacity.”