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THREE NETWORKS SUE DISH OVER HOPPER

May 25, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

As expected, DISH Network was hit with lawsuits by NBC, Fox and CBS on Thursday over its Hopper DVR that allows users to skip and erase commercials automatically. (ABC said that it is monitoring the situation.) In its statement, CBS said, “This service takes existing network content and modifies it in a manner that is […]

NEW DVR AUTOMATICALLY SKIPS COMMERCIALS

May 11, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

In the past, television networks and advertisers have often shrugged off discussion about how DVR users are fast-forwarding through commercials by rationalizing that at least those viewers get a glimpse of the commercials and are not taking a bathroom break, or texting, or checking their email instead; they have to be sitting in front of […]

DISH TO OFFER ANY SHOW AT ANY TIME (Updated)

January 9, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Satellite operator DISH Network has unveiled a new DVR at the CES convention in Las Vegas that will automatically record every primetime show on the four major television networks and hold them for later viewing for as long as eight days. The DVR, called Hopper, will sport 2 TBs (terabytes) of storage, half of which […]

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