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Dish Network Tweaks Its Hopper Ad-skipping Dvr

26th July 2012

DISH Network has made a series of tweaks to its Hopper digital video recorders that allow subscribers to skip commercials a day after programs are recorded. Among them Users may now select which channels to...

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Kirstie Alley To Reveal Lovers' Secrets In Book

20th July 2012

Kirstie Alley is writing a new book in which she promises to reveal the secrets of her lovers and men she has known.The former 'Cheers' star is currently penning 'The Art of Men' and she...

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No End In Sight For Viacom-directv Stand-off

19th July 2012

Analysts are expressing surprise that the carriage dispute between Viacom and DirecTV has now gone into a second week with no sign of a settlement. "We never thought a cable network with the scale of...

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Should "Striking" Cable Nets Allow Their Shows Online?

13th July 2012

Viacom, which is engaged in the equivalent of a strike against DirecTV, and AMC, which is engaged in a similar action against DISH, are taking two opposite approaches to the Internet during the current crises....

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Study Ad-skipping Recorders Could Plague Networks

12th July 2012

Unless the broadcast and cable networks prevail in court, DISH Network's new Hopper DVR, which automatically skips commercials on recorded shows, could increase 22 percent within four years to 11.7 million units, according to a...

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Keira Knightley Learning To Cook

23rd June 2012

Keira Knightley is learning how to cook.The 'Seeking a Friend' actress says she wants to improve her culinary skills so her mother is starting to teach her the basic rules in the kitchen.She said: ''I'm...

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Fergie Goes To Church Every Saturday

22nd June 2012

Fergie spends her Saturday nights in church. The Black Eyed Peas singer and her husband Josh Duhamel tend to enjoy low key weekends, thanking God for all he has given them rather than partying their...

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Mark Cuban Offers Advice To Network Execs On Ad-skipper

11th June 2012

At the Produced By Conference over the weekend, Mark Cuban, who made a fortune in online video well before there was much of a market for online video, suggested that some prominent video sites today...

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Dish Network's Ergen Defends Ad-skipping Dvr

8th June 2012

DISH Network Chairman Charlie Ergen has indicated that his company introduced its Hopper ad-skipping DVR in an effort to level the playing field between traditional TV and Internet TV. In an interview with today's (Friday)...

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Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie's £3,000 Curry

8th June 2012

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie purchased a £3,000 curry meal.The Hollywood couple treated some close friends and two of their bodyguards to a feast on Thursday (07.06.12).Apparently the engaged couple ordered plenty of bottles of...

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Networks In Legal Battles On Two Fronts

31st May 2012

Efforts by the major broadcasters to protect their business models against technological innovations hit legal roadblocks in two New York courtrooms on Wednesday. In one, a federal judge granted the DISH satellite service a temporary...

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David Beckham Surprises Grandmother At Nursing Home

31st May 2012

David Beckham surprised his grandmother by visiting her at her nursing home yesterday (30.05.12).The professional soccer player dropped in to see his elderly relative at her group home, much to the surprise of the rest...

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Three Networks Sue Dish Over Hopper

25th May 2012

As expected, DISH Network was hit with lawsuits by NBC, Fox and CBS on Thursday over its Hopper DVR that allows users to skip and erase commercials automatically. (ABC said that it is monitoring the...

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Dish Clashes With Networks Over Ad-skipping Dvr

17th May 2012

Satellite-TV operator DISH appears unfazed by angry comments from TV network executives about its plans to roll out a new DVR, dubbed the Hopper, from Echostar that allows users to skip commercials automatically. DISH CEO...

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Cbs Chief Warns He'll Yank Network From Dish

16th May 2012

Until now, DISH network's plan to provide DVRs to subscribers that will allow them to skip commercials automatically has received a muted response from network executives. But CBS chief Les Moonves warned today (Wednesday) that...

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Nbc Chairman Hopping Mad Over Hopper

15th May 2012

Besides unveiling its comedy-rich schedule of new programming for next season, NBC Broadcasting Chairman Ted Harbert on Tuesday called for some fundamental changes in the way other companies approach the business. In particular, he took...

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New Dvr Automatically Skips Commercials

11th May 2012

In the past, television networks and advertisers have often shrugged off discussion about how DVR users are fast-forwarding through commercials by rationalizing that at least those viewers get a glimpse of the commercials and are...

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Beyonce Is Excited About Mother's Day

11th May 2012

Tina Knowles is excited about Beyonce's first Mother's Day.Speaking about the holiday which falls on Sunday (13.05.12) in the United States, the singer's mother revealed that she will be present on the special day.She told...

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Anna Kendrick Loves Game Of Thrones

6th May 2012

Anna Kendrick is ''obsessed'' with 'Game of Thrones'.The 'What to Expect When You're Expecting' actress loves to relax in front of the TV watching her favourite show - a fantasy adventure series - which she...

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Will The Avengers Steal Harry Potter's Magic?

4th May 2012

There is only one question for box office pundits to wrestle with this weekend -- not which film will wind up as No. 1 -- it goes without saying that The Avengers is a shoo-in...

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Will Senate Committee Launch News Corp Probe?

3rd May 2012

West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller has asked the Leveson committee, which has been investigating media ethics in the U.K. in general and those of News Corp in particular to provide him with any information it...

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New Dvr Is A Half-inch Deep

3rd May 2012

Echostar, the former corporate parent of DISH Network, which it spun off in 2007 and is now a technology company, today (Thursday) introduced a new DVR in the U.K., the Ultra Slim Box HDT-610R, that...

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Netflix Facing New Challenge From Comcast

22nd February 2012

As if Netflix didn't have enough problems on its hands, it learned on Tuesday that Comcast, the nation's largest cable service, plans to launch its own streaming service, offering, like Netflix, mostly TV reruns and...

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Blue Dvd Kiosks Will Be Turning Red

7th February 2012

Redbox is taking over Blockbuster Express. In a surprise announcement on Monday, Coinstar, which operates the Redbox DVD kiosks, and NCR, which has operated the Blockbuster Express kiosks said that they will merge. Under the...

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Tivo Study People With Dvr's Watch Few Shows Live

11th January 2012

On the heels of an announcement by DISH network that it plans to offer subscribers a DVR that will record every primetime network TV show and hold it for viewing up to eight days later,...

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Lady Gaga Serves Up Stoner Feast Early

10th January 2012

Lady Gaga had to serve up her beef bourguignon early because her stoned friends were so hungry. The 'Marry the Night' singer decided to try out the traditional French recipe - a stew prepared with beef braised in red...

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Dish To Offer Any Show At Any Time

9th January 2012

Satellite operator DISH Network is expected to unveil a new DVR at the CES convention in Las Vegas today (Monday) that will automatically record every primetime show on the four major television networks and hold...

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David Beckham Enjoys Festive Pie And Mash

30th December 2011

David Beckham enjoyed his favourite pie and mash dish over Christmas. The soccer player took his sons Brooklyn, 12, and nine-year-old Romeo back to his regular haunt of Tony's Pie and Mash shop in East...

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Dish May Launch Netflix-like Streaming Service

13th December 2011

Taking to heart the old adage, If you can't beat 'em, join 'em, the DISH satellite company is planning to launch an online video streaming service to rival Netflix's, CEO Joseph Clayton has told Bloomberg...

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Mike Skinner Blasts Own Songs

1st December 2011

Mike Skinner says "most" of the songs he writes are "s**t".The musician - who recently retired his The Streets project and is now making music with former The Music singer Rob Harvey as The D.O.T...

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