Friday, May 25, 2012
Brian Stelter reports: "Brandishing lawsuits like swords, the Dish Network and at least three television networks filed dueling lawsuits on Thursday over Auto Hop, a feature that allows Dish subscribers to automatically skip all the advertising during most prime time shows." James Poniewozik adds thoughts and some more. Alyssa Rosenberg follows up. Jeff Bercovici says this reveals the networks' hypocrisy. Peter Kafka analyzes Dish's perspective, which involves a desire for cheaper carriage fees. Anthony Crupi says the device will have little impact anyway. Andrew Wallenstein advises calm.