Broadcast TV networks, Dish Network f...

Broadcast TV networks, Dish Network file lawsuits over its new Auto Hop ad skipping feature

There are 2 comments on the Engadget story from May 25, 2012, titled Broadcast TV networks, Dish Network file lawsuits over its new Auto Hop ad skipping feature. In it, Engadget reports that:

Dish Network shocked us just a couple of weeks ago by upgrading its new Hopper DVRs with "Auto Hop" ad skipping that targeted prime time programming on broadcast TV captured via its PrimeTime Anytime feature, and predictably, the networks aren't happy.

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Englewood, CO

#1 May 30, 2012
That was a great article; thanks for the link! The Auto Hop feature is really convenient. I was lucky enough to be chosen as an employee beta tester at Dish, and since I got a Hopper Iíve noticed that roughly half of everything Iíve been watching has been through PrimeTime Anytime a day or two after the show airs. I skipped the commercials anyway, but Iím psyched that the process is automated now: itís saving a lot of wear and tear on my remote and itís a more pleasant watching experience.

Grass Valley, CA

#2 Jun 5, 2012
I donít understand why CBS, FOX, & NBC execs donít want us to enjoy commercial-free TV. Iím a DISH employee Ė AutoHop is great because you can easily watch commercial-free TV. Public Knowledge, a consumer advocacy group, is taking a stand for consumers by creating a petition that tells CBS, FOX, & NBC media to keep their hands out of your living room & DVR. Sign their petition to keep control of how you watch TV

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