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#1 Edited by AndyMP (227 posts) -

http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/10/3862558/cnet-parent-cbs-bans-coverage

Because of an active lawsuit between CBS and Dish Network, CBS got pissy with CNET, who they own, for nominating a Dish product with one of its CES awards.

Dish CEO Joe Clayton accused CBS of censorship and "heavy-handed tactics" in a press statement, writing that the company was "saddened by CNET's staff being denied its editorial independence.

Not the first time CBS have pulled a stunt like this, eh?

#2 Posted by SomeJerk (3362 posts) -

Welcome to how big business works!

#3 Posted by _Chad (962 posts) -

Shhh. They're watching.

#4 Posted by Tobiass (150 posts) -

People still watch TV?

#5 Posted by zombie2011 (5036 posts) -

makes sense to me, little shaddy but I would do the same thing.

#6 Posted by granderojo (1792 posts) -

Dish Network are larger assholes more of the time than CBS is, so while this is uncool, it's not the end of the world.

#7 Posted by teh_destroyer (3574 posts) -

As we know it.

#8 Posted by sins_of_mosin (1556 posts) -

Cable is bs with the prices and offerings but I can't stand how Dish lies and contracts are so 1998.

#9 Posted by jeffrud (415 posts) -

Guys, guys. Guys. Seriously, guys.

Buy a fucking Roku. It is the best $80 I've spent in a long time.

#10 Edited by mordukai (7184 posts) -

Didn't we have a similar thread not too long ago about this very same situation?

#11 Posted by Demoskinos (15106 posts) -

@mordukai: Yup. Someone posted about it yesterday.

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#12 Posted by Milkman (17199 posts) -

I, for one, love CBS and all of their intellectual properties. I would never dream of skipping any commercials during my weekly viewing of such smash hits shows as Two and a Half Men and Hawaii Five-O.

#13 Posted by BionicRadd (617 posts) -

@jeffrud said:

Guys, guys. Guys. Seriously, guys.

Buy a fucking Roku. It is the best $80 I've spent in a long time.

pretty much. I have a PS3 in my living room and I still bought a second Roku for my Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Video watching, because I like the interface way better.

#14 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

It can get bigger. Stronger and more estranged from the grain of growth in business that it was assumed to be.

#16 Posted by RecSpec (3908 posts) -

I thought this was going to be about how they are letting viewers vote on who this week's bad guy is in Hawaii Five-O.

#17 Posted by Gamer_152 (14100 posts) -

Locking this duplicate thread. Original here.

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