The Internet’s leading technology site removed the Dish Hopper from consideration as one of CNET’s “Best of CES” products, citing litigation involving its corporate parent, CBS Corp. CNET had posted a review of the new Dish Hopper with Sling digital video recorder, unveiled earlier this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, under a headline that described it as a gadget that “almost has it all.” The device, which allows consumers to record shows, skip commercials and watch live or recorded programs on their Internet-connected tablets, smartphones and PCs, was named by the tech site as one of the best of show. CBS Interactive issued a statement that the Dish device had been removed from consideration because of the ongoing lawsuit. CBS and two other broadcasters, Fox and NBC, allege that Dish Hopper’s “AutoHop” feature, which identifies the commercial breaks within recordings of network shows and automatically skips them during playback, violates copyright laws.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.