Senior CNET Writer Quits Over Dish Controversy

Greg Sandoval leaves after CBS demands website drop Dish feature from awards

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CNET editor Greg Sandoval told Twitter earlier today that he's quitting the venerable tech news site over parent company CBS's apparent demand that the publication drop Dish Network's ad-skipping Hopper feature from consideration for its "Best of CES" awards.

The site covered this year's edition of the Consumer Electronics Show extensively, and one of the products it examined most closely was Dish's Hopper. Dish made some noise at CES when it announced that it plans to extend the use of the  Slingbox technology (which Dish acquired a few years ago) to include connected devices.



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