Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Jan 2013 22:11 UTC
In the News "Apparently, executives at CBS learned that the Hopper would win 'Best of Show' prior to the announcement. Before the winner was unveiled, CBS Interactive News senior-vice president and General Manager Mark Larkin informed CNET's staff that the Hopper could not take the top award. The Hopper would have to be removed from consideration, and the editorial team had to re-vote and pick a new winner from the remaining choices. Sources say that Larkin was distraught while delivering the news - at one point in tears - as he told the team that he had fought CBS executives who had made the decision." And this is why media owned by larger media conglomerates (or by large companies in general) should always be treated with a certain amount of scepticism. This may be an open and shut case, but more subtle interference can be felt every single day as you read the media.
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But what is this 'hopper' thing ?
by boblowski on Tue 15th Jan 2013 09:25 UTC
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Actually, I've heard of Dish, but this is the first time I've heard of this product.

I just checked their website, but still don't quite understand what is the special part about it that makes it deserve a Best in Show award.

Since I stopped watching television about ten years ago, my knowledge on all things television related is somewhat limited to say the least, but aren't there dozens of similar products on the market? Is it the integration with their own services that makes it special? And is this integration also the main issue CBS has with them?

I feel I'm missing something here.

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