Dish's Hopper Chooses Content For Viewers, 2nd Circ. Hears

Law360, New York (February 20, 2014, 5:21 PM EST) -- Attorneys for ABC Inc. urged the Second Circuit on Thursday to reverse a lower judge and shut down Dish Network Corp.'s ad-skipping and auto-recording DVR service, telling the appeals court that Dish wasn't “agnostic” on the recording activities of its subscribers.

The nation's four major broadcasters are in court battles in both New York and California over Dish's Hopper DVR, specifically its Prime Time Any Time function that records entire prime time blocks on all four networks, and its AutoHop feature that automatically removes ads before...
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