Dish Network launched a very limited version of commercial skipping for their satellite TV customers and now most of the big TV networks have sued Dish over it.
In the meantime, I continue to enjoy REAL commercial skipping with my aging SageTV setup. I enjoy living in that no commercials world as long as I can. I’m not surprised at all by the TV Networks lawsuit against Dish. My bet is that Dish expects to quickly pull the feature after agreement from the networks that they will withdraw the lawsuit and in the end come out the tragic do-gooder brought down by the “big guys.” All along Dish is getting valuable PR.