A New York judge declined to issue a ruling Monday regarding whether a case that centers on AutoHop, Dish Network's new ad-skipping feature, will be tried in Gotham or Los Angeles, but the judge said…
A New York federal judge has at least temporarily put the brakes on the broadcast networks' efforts to halt a Dish Network service that allows its customers to automatically skip through commercials.
If the ability to strip commercials from TV series becomes commonplace, the investment firm noted, the consequences could range from increased product placement to cord-cutting.
The broadcast networks are seeing challenges to their business model from high-tech invaders both big and small this week.
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