247 SmartLife & TVizion sued by Dish Network
The MLM streambox era was a short-lived fad across 2015 to 2016.
Mostly just an excuse to sell access to pirated content, most of the MLM streambox companies didn’t last long.
There are a few still pushing the concept though, which hasn’t gone unnoticed by copyright holders.
247 SmartLife is an MLM company that markets a pain cream, alkaline water system, home security and expense tracking app.
The company also sells TVizion, a stream box service designed to access pirated content.
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247 SmartLife sell TVizion for $249 and then $49.95 a month – and they’ve been doing it for a while.
Dish Network issued 247 SmartLife with a cease and desist earlier this year on March 28th and 29th.
The straw that broke the camels back appears to be an April 2018 UFC pay-per-view event.
As per an April 27th lawsuit filed against 247 SmartLife and TVizion by Dish Network;
On March 31, 2018 and April 5, 2018, Defendants used their Facebook account … to advertise that the UFC 223 pay-per-view event would be free for Defendants’ Service subscribers and persons that signed up for a free three-day trial.
Upon information and belief, on April 7, 2018, Defendants distributed DISH’s signal of UFC 223 to Defendants’ service subscribers, including persons that signed up for a free trial.
Dish Network allege 247 SmartLife, TVizion and owner of both companies, Ferras Jim Pshehalouk (right), are directly or working with others who illegally re-transmit Dish Network’s programming.
Dish Network have asked the court for any 247 SmartLife profits tied to the illegal broadcast of their copyrighted content, or statutory damages of up to $100,000 for each violation.
As at the time of publication, 247 SmartLife have yet to respond to the lawsuit.
The company’s social media profiles appear to have been deleted, however the TVizion service is still advertised on 247 SmartLife’s website.
So, they stole the content, but how was the clearity of the stolen content when they played it back.
Hopefully, it wasn’t the same shitty signal that Dish normally puts out there.
Don’t think that matters within the context of a copyright infringement lawsuit.
TVizion has legal contracts for all programming including PPV events, however, it is not legal to provide them for free (to those who had a free three day trial of TVizion) as stated above.
The fault of marketers trying to offer a free trial by stating the fight was ‘free’ in their social media ad. Not smart.
If you read carefully, you’ll see Dish Network complained about TVizion streaming the fight to both their paid subscribers and trial members.
The “free” with respect to the paid subscribers meaning said subscribers didn’t pay Dish Network anything for the content.
TVizion is no longer available since Friday June 8th.. They say that they are doing a system upgrade and had to shut down with no indication of when they will be back up running again.
To me, that does not make sense
There is absolutely no way that TVizion has contracts with programmers. Any one who has looked at this with any common sense can see through the charade.
TVizion claims to pay out to infinity, and when you start to do the math, it is obvious that they can’t afford to pay for programming. ESPN charges over $6 a sub.
Add that to the $35 a month to bonuses ($10 a month to the person that refers you and $25 a month they pay their 1,2,3,and 4 stars) and they are paying out $41 before any programmers are getting a dime, with the exception of ESPN.
If it’s too good to be true… I have even seen a demo of it online and when they went to the screen there was a DISH Network error screen.
Yeah, they’re not pirating anything.
Has there been a company statement at all?
Unfortunately, It appears I got scammed out of some money with this service.
It’ll be interesting to se if I get my money back.
All Tvizion subscribers should file a class action lawsuit for this scam!!
TVizion Status Update To Members: (Ozedit: video unavailable as of July 28th, 2018)
Thanks for that update.
I do believe the company providing the service to TVizion is the culprit here. There is a new update from TVizionSupport, tonight at 11:30pm.
We really miss the service and can’t wait until it’s back up and running.
Tvizion profited off of providing access to illegally distributed copyrighted content.
Their new provider isn’t likely to be any more legit than the last. Feel free to ask them for evidence of broadcast agreements and report back.
I just contacted TVizion support asking about the new app. This was the response:
If you look at the May 9th court information for the case, “California Central Courts”. I believe it was Judge Wu that day… TVizion provided all contract documentation showing legal agreements.
The whole thing is being dismissed, where are you getting your information??? Why are you trying to dig a grave for TVizion?
My source is the only source that matters, the official case docket.
Below is the current case docket:
As you can see, on May 9th a standing order was made regarding case procedure leading up to trial. Tvizion made no filings that day.
In fact to date Tvizion haven’t made any filings in the case.
Any more continued attempts to lie and deceive = spambin.
tvizion has been acquired by numedia global. Do you have info on that company?
NuMedia Global LLC doesn’t appear to exist outside of spammy press-releases announcing the sale.
Get sued by Dish Networks for copyright infringement, come up with a sell off… nothing suss.
Cable companies, satellite companies and all prime providers (such as HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, etc.) is worthless programming showing the same thing over and over again.
Why should the public have to pay for your worthless BS ? We were better off in the 50 and 60’s.
Content costs money to produce. If it truly was worthless, why are you trying to steal it via streaming?
Nobody is forcing you to watch anything.