Another Victory for DISH’s Hopper


ENGLEWOOD: A Federal Judge has denied ABC’s efforts to bar DISH subscribers from using the PrimeTime Anytime and AutoHop features on the Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR.

The controversial PrimeTime Anytime feature, which have drawn the ire of the U.S. broadcast networks, provide users the ability to easily record prime-time shows on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX and save them for up to eight days. The AutoHop feature enables users to play back certain PrimeTime Anytime records without commercials starting the day after broadcast.

R. Stanton Dodge, DISH’s executive VP and general counsel, said: “This decision is yet another victory for American consumers, and we are proud to have stood by their side in this important fight over the fundamental rights of consumer choice and control.

“This is the third federal court decision that has sided with DISH on consumers’ right to enjoy television as they want, when they want, including the right to skip commercials, if they so choose.”