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Abt Asks: Is Skipping Commercials Illegal?

A great TechDirt article discusses Dish Network’s  announcement that could change the mass media world (for the better) forever. The company set up a special DVR system, called Auto Hop, that would let viewers automatically DVR the entire prime time lineup of all the major networks with a single button,  and then then automatically skip commercials  when watching the playback, as long as it wasn’t on the same day the shows aired. “Viewers love to skip commercials,” Vivek Khemka,…

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How Much Do You Love Cable?

Currently, cable, satellite, and Telecomm providers have more than 100 million TV subscribers even with the 800,000 customers who have left their cable providers. Alternatively, consumers are using web-based videos like Hulu, downloadable programming from web sites like iTunes, DVD subscription services like Blockbuster On-Line, and lastly, plain, old, basic cable via external antenna. Make no mistake; the number of cable, satellite, and Telecomm subscribers dwarfs the number of those who have…

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