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Dish Network Wants Wireless, Not On FCC Terms
2012-11-21 11:02:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As smartphones get smarter and tablets become more powerful, mobile broadband is becoming an increasingly precious commodity. In the U.S., most mobile subscribers are left to choose one of three providers: AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. Even some of those carriers which don´t bear one of these brand names are, in fact, owned by them, making them by far the largest carriers in the nation. Dish Network, the nation´s...

Dish Vs. Fox: AutoHop Doesn't Violate Copyrights
2012-11-13 16:32:19

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Dish Network received a vote of approval last week from a court of law in a case launched against them by Fox. According to the lawsuit, Dish´s new services, PrimeTime AnyTime (PTAT) and AutoHop, allegedly violate copyright law by allowing customers to record popular broadcast television shows, then have the advertisements automatically stripped from them, resulting in a Netflix-style viewing experience. While the...

TV Networks VS. Dish 'Ad Skipper': Judge Favors Dish
2012-11-08 15:10:19

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Necessary evil though it may be, TV watchers have been finding ways to miss or skip commercials for years. The invention of TiVo and the DVR helped drive this behavior along with giving viewers a way to skip commercials during recorded shows. Earlier this year, Dish Network created their own clever way of easing the burden of TV viewers by removing the commercials for them. Not long after this feature was announced, Dish was...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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