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]

CBS, Fox & NBC Go To Court To Battle Against Dish Network’s Ad-Skipping DVR

CBS, Fox & NBC Go To Court To Battle Against Dish Network’s Ad-Skipping DVR

Ads make the TV world go round — so if no one’s watching them, can there still be network TV? CBS, Fox and NBC would say no, which is why they’re fighting Dish Network’s new ad-skipping software, called AutoHop. It allows viewers to completely black out ads on programs saved to their DVRs. Those three networks were scheduled to head to court today in New York City. [More]

Dish Network Says Broadcaster Dumped It Because Of DVR AutoHop

Dish Network Says Broadcaster Dumped It Because Of DVR AutoHop

The major networks have already lined up to fight Dish Network over AutoHop, its DVR function that allows viewers to skip over commercials entirely, with ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox filing separate lawsuits against it. And now a local broadcaster is taking issue with the ad-skipper, and has refused to carry Dish’s signals. [More]