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

May 25, 2012 Full story: Engadget

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.

Full Story
Nosgoth1979

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.
NotTHATStanSmith

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 http://bit.ly/KFdn1Q

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Gadgets Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Directly Recover Deleted Contacts for Samsung G... (May '13) Dec 22 Timotion 49
Your old laptop's battery will light homes in d... Dec 10 Kid_Tomorrow 1
When Fashion Meets Tech In China Dec 10 New Chihna 1
Playstation celebrates its 20th birthday with a... Dec 3 Ambra 1
How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Samsung... (Aug '13) Nov 30 Leona 15
How to recover deleted contacts from Samsung No... (Mar '14) Nov 30 Althea 9
Converting human waste into rocket fuel Nov 28 Andarz Abedini 1
More from around the web