Analyst: Auto Hop Flap Much Ado About Nothing

Dish Net’s ad-zapping service likely to have little impact

A week after the broadcast networks warned that they would not tolerate Dish Network’s commercial-blasting technology, Fox, NBC and CBS today separately filed suit to block the service. And while the math suggests that TV’s reaction may be a bit overblown, a successful legal campaign could set a precedent preventing any other operator from issuing its own ad-erasing feature.