Cbs, Nbc And Fox Head To Court Over Dish Ad-skipping Feature

Ad-Skipping Feature

CBS, NBC and Fox will face Dish in court starting Monday over its commercial-skipping feature AutoHop, which works on TV network programs recorded on DVRs.On July 1, 1941, NBC interrupted its broadcast of a Brooklyn Dodgers baseball game with a message from the Bulova watch company.

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