06-08-2012 12:35 PM #1HDD Contributor
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Dish Loses 14 Channels Based on Ad-Skipping DVR
Of course, they're not taking it lying down. Dish is on the attack, and they're suing the networks
06-08-2012 04:37 PM #2Member
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In all fairness, the article title is a little misleading. It should say "Dish Pulls 14 Local Channels", as it will only affect a handful of viewers, and Dish had the option of keeping the channels - they weren't pulled by the networks.
06-08-2012 05:59 PM #3
06-09-2012 07:24 PM #4
Commercials have gotten so out of hand that I consider it PAST the tipping point. Spike tv is the worst offender - On some days they take a show that normally occupies a 1 hour time slot that would have 10-12 minutes of commercials, say CSI and add an ADDITIONAL 12 minutes of commercials. So if the show starts at 10AM, it ends at 11:12AM, the next show starts and then ends at 12:24PM.
Then there's the continuous ad for a program other than what you're watching that sits on the screen the entire time you're trying to watch a show and of course the pop-up ads before and after every commercial break.
So - does this allow DISH customers to receive the Network feeds then since the local is blocked?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't most DVRs have a button to skip ahead 30 seconds anyway? So watching a recorded show, you would normally press the button repeatedly until the show returns?
06-09-2012 08:50 PM #5
What a shock!
What exactly did Dish think would happen?
Networks run on ad revenue. You hit them in their wallets by limited viewer access to their ads (or at least making it easier) and they're going to hit back.
There are only two ways they do this;
1) They sue you
2) They deny you their content
06-09-2012 11:33 PM #6
Just one more thing that pushes honest people to find alternative methods to watch their shows...
06-11-2012 12:46 AM #7
06-12-2012 11:49 AM #8
I DVR the few shows I follow and use the 30 second advance feature repeatedly during breaks. I've discovered that many of those same shows when viewed through "on-demand', broadcast with the fast-forward button disabled - so you have to suffer through the commercials, albeit briefer ones.....
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