Dish Tweaks Ad-Skipping DVR Service To Be More Broadcaster-Friendly

Dish Tweaks Ad-Skipping DVR Service To Be More Broadcaster-Friendly

Back when Dish Network first released its AutoHop ad-skipping DVR feature, the service automatically recorded prime-time network broadcasts so that viewers could watch all their favorite NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox shows at a later date without having to fast-forward through commercial breaks. But now that Dish has been sued by those same broadcasters, AutoHop is slightly less “auto.” [More]

The Legal Battle Begins Over Dish's Ad-Skipping DVR

The Legal Battle Begins Over Dish's Ad-Skipping DVR

As was predicted when Dish Network announced its Hopper DVR would allow users to skip commercials on recorded prime-time network TV shows, the so-called “holy grail for TV viewers” has ended up in court, with both sides racing to sue each other. [More]

Is A DVR That Skips Entire Ad Breaks The 'Holy Grail' For TV Viewers?

Is A DVR That Skips Entire Ad Breaks The 'Holy Grail' For TV Viewers?

Yesterday, Dish Network unveiled a new feature on its Hopper DVRs called Auto Hop, which allows customers to completely skip over ad breaks on certain prime-time network programs. The company’s CEO has already touted this as “the Holy Grail of television viewers,” but we’re wondering if that might be overstating the case a little bit. [More]