According to The Hollywood Reporter, FilmOn’s Alki David has decided to agree to a permanent injunction and to give $1.6 million to settle a lawsuit with major networks NBC, ABC, Fox and CBS. However, David still has plans to add the networks to his roster of online television choices.
David told The Hollywood Reporter that FilmOn.com currently has “2.5 million antennas and large raid drives in major cities all around the country” and will bring the networks back to his site.
Also, despite his agreement to the injunction, David claims FilmOn is “Aereo-like” and not subject to being blocked by the injunction. David also is looking to launch an “over-the-air premium channel” in Los Angeles, claiming it will be available to everyone across the country by the end of 2013. David’s reference to Aereo refers to his competition, Barry Diller’s Aereo service which also provides streaming channels across the internet.
FilmOn.com is a streaming online television service that also has original programming starring controversial celebrities like Janice Dickinson, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Kato Kaelin and more.
You can read more about this news at The Hollywood Reporter. What do you think about David’s plans to add the Big Four networks to his streaming service? Give your opinions in the comments section below.