CEA, Tech Groups Support Dish’s Hopper

CEA, Tech Groups Support Dish’s Hopper

TWICE Staff On Jan 28 2013 - 1:00am

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Arlington, Va. — The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) reported that along with the Computer and Communications Industry Association and the Internet Association they filed a joint amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in support of Dish Networks over its Hopper product.

Dish is being sued by broadcasters who claim the Hopper, a  DVR with ad-skipping technology, violates copyright law because it allows recording and playback of programming 24 hours later without commercials.

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Dish Closing More Blockbuster Stores

Dish Closing More Blockbuster Stores

By TWICE Staff On Jan 22 2013 - 9:50am

The No. 2 satellite TV service closed more than 500 Blockbuster stores last year
The No. 2 satellite TV service closed more than 500 Blockbuster stores last year amid competition from disc-by-mail service Netflix and the shift to streaming video.


Englewood, Colo. — Dish Network plans to close 300 more Blockbuster locations, leaving the video rental chain with 500 stores.

The stores will be shuttered over the next few weeks as they come off lease, a Dish spokesman told The Denver Post.

The No. 2 satellite TV service closed more than 500 Blockbuster stores last year amid competition from disc-by-mail service Netflix and the shift to streaming video.

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Dish Unveils 2nd Generation Of The Hopper

Dish Unveils 2nd Generation Of The Hopper

By Greg Tarr On Jan 7 2013 - 7:47pm

CEO Joe Clayton shows the second-generation of The Hopper that will hit the mark
CEO Joe Clayton shows the second-generation of The Hopper that will hit the market this month, along with the new TV Anywhere App that will let viewers stream content from The Hopper box to mobile devices anywhere in the world.


LAS VEGAS – Dish Network will rollout at International CES 2013 the second generation of its controversial commercial-skipping DVR called The Hopper.

Dish CEO Joe Clayton said the new Hopper will hit the market later in the month.

The DVR/tuner will have all of the features of the previous version – including Primetime Anytime and the controversial commercial skipping Auto Hop function – plus more power and new features designed to expand the use of a Dish subscription both in the home and on the road.

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Dish Considering Spectrum Purchase

Dish Considering Spectrum Purchase

By Joseph Palenchar On Dec 19 2012 - 10:47am

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Englewood, Colo. – Dish Network subsidiary Dish DBS plans to issue bonds for general corporate purposes that “may include spectrum-related strategic transactions,” the company announced.

Dish declined to say whether it plans to buy terrestrial wireless spectrum to bolster the capacity of a planned wireless voice and broadband network that its plans to build in spectrum previously set aside for satellite communications.

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Dish: Cellular Plans In Jeopardy

Dish: Cellular Plans In Jeopardy

By Joseph Palenchar On Nov 21 2012 - 9:42am

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Englewood, Colo. — A Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposal to repurpose Dish’s 2GHz satellite spectrum for a terrestrial voice and broadband network includes restrictions that “could cripple our ability to enter the business” and add years of delay to the rollout, a Dish executive said.

Dish asked the FCC in May to approve its plans to use the 40MHz of satellite spectrum for terrestrial use.

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Dish Wins 1st Round In ‘AutoHop’ Case

Dish Wins 1st Round In ‘AutoHop’ Case

By Greg Tarr On Nov 8 2012 - 10:37am

The AutoHop feature allows users to play back certain PrimeTime Anytime recordin
The AutoHop feature allows users to play back certain PrimeTime Anytime recordings without commercials starting at midnight the following day.


Los Angeles — Fox Broadcasting Company’s legal challenge to Dish Network’s controversial commercial-skipping DVR called the Hopper was rejected by a Federal District Court judge here Wednesday.

Fox had sought a court injunction to block Dish’s AutoHop technology in the Hopper because it felt the feature would interfere with its ability to garner advertising revenue.

But in a statement late Wednesday, Dish said District Judge Dolly Gee rejected Fox's request.

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