DirecTV has asked a U.S. District Court for an emergency injunction to continue providing video programming to millions of subscribers amid a trade secrets dispute with its longtime partner, Synamedia Americas of Georgia.

DirecTV, represented by Baker & Hostetler, filed the complaint Wednesday in the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California, Western Division in Los Angeles. The suit followed a June 12 complaint filed by Jenner & Block on behalf of Synamedia that alleges DirecTV is attempting to break its decades-old business relationship in order to use Synamedia’s proprietary technology without paying license and service fees.