CEA Defends AutoHop, Which Wins Line Shows AwardJune 29, 2012
The day after CEA defended Dish Network's controversial AutoHop technology, the Hopper product won Best in Show at CE Week.
“The AutoHop is a pro-consumer advancement that allows us all to fast-forward through commercials and makes time-shifting viewing even easier," CEA's Michael Petricone said in a statement earlier this week.
"Broadcast networks are raising concerns over this new, compelling technology – just as they did when our industry introduced the Betamax, the TiVo and other video recording technologies. We’ve seen this show before. In every case, these technologies have expanded the video marketplace and incentivized viewers to watch more television."