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DISH NETWORK TWEAKS ITS HOPPER AD-SKIPPING DVR

July 26, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

DISH Network has made a series of tweaks to its Hopper digital video recorders that allow subscribers to skip commercials a day after programs are recorded. Among them: Users may now select which channels to record instead of merely recording every program on the air; they may now delete programs at a time that they […]

MARK CUBAN OFFERS ADVICE TO NETWORK EXECS ON AD-SKIPPER

June 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

At the Produced By Conference over the weekend, Mark Cuban, who made a fortune in online video well before there was much of a market for online video, suggested that some prominent video sites today attempt to deceive advertisers with rubbish statistics. He pointed out that his own Shark Tank, his relatively low-rated reality show […]

DISH NETWORK’S ERGEN DEFENDS AD-SKIPPING DVR

June 8, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

DISH Network Chairman Charlie Ergen has indicated that his company introduced its Hopper ad-skipping DVR in an effort to level the playing field between traditional TV and Internet TV. In an interview with today’s (Friday) Wall Street Journal, Ergen said said that the advent of cheap or free Internet video threatens the pay-TV ecosystem and […]