Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th May 2012 07:39 UTC
Legal Dish' DVR has an 'auto-hop' feature, which automatically skips commercials on recorded TV. Fox is now suing Dish over this feature, because they claim it will destroy the business model of ad-driven television. "We were given no choice but to file suit against one of our largest distributors, Dish Network, because of their surprising move to market a product with the clear goal of violating copyrights and destroying the fundamental underpinnings of the broadcast television ecosystem," said Fox. This is the photographic film industry suing digital camera makers. It's so utterly absurd I can hardly believe it's for real.
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RE[3]: US vs the World
by ilovebeer on Sat 26th May 2012 04:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: US vs the World"
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... and it's NOT a difference between networks and their affiliates; two thirds of every minute of advertising is devoted to national ads, the remaining third for local.

I'm curious to know where you got those figures from. There's no way you're talking about a 24 hour average so I'd also like to know while time slot that ratio is supposed to refer to.

Even without the broadcast model, the local affiliate is still an essential part of the infrastructure when it comes to news, regional broadcasts, and tailoring of content delivery to the community.

While there's no denying that, for now, local affiliates are still important, you can't ignore the on-going data which shows people are moving away from local tv stations and more towards pay-service & streaming content providers. The playing field is changing shape along with the way people want and receive their "news" & entertainment.

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