Craig Moffett

CBS Blackout Took a Bite Out of Time Warner Cable Earnings

While there was little doubt that CBS on Sept. 2 walked away the victor in its month-long feud with Time Warner Cable, it wasn’t until this morning that the cost to the operator could be tallied. Quite a heap of cash, as it turns out.

Dish Invites You to Skip Prime-time Broadcast Ads

So here's something advertisers are unlikely to be wild about: Auto Hop, a new feature on Dish Network, will allow  subscribers to automatically skip broadcast ads in DVR playback (starting the day after broadcast), rather than merely fast-forwarding, according to the company.