Another Court Won't Block Dish's AutoHopper; TV Networks Plan To Shoot Selves In Foot In Response
from the and-off-we-go dept
As the link above notes, the court did say that CBS could try to unwind its retransmission agreement with DISH, arguing that DISH misled the company when they were working on that agreement. It also notes that ABC's carriage agreement with DISH expires at the end of this month, and that "negotiations [are] not going well, with a possible blackout happening soon." In other words, the networks are likely about to shoot themselves (and the public) in the foot by pulling their channels from DISH in a petulant act of self-harm, because they're upset that DISH is innovating and offering the public what they want in a manner that the networks won't do.