We knew Dish Network's new Hopper DVR seemed too good to be true. Or too good to not be sued into oblivion, at least. Now comes news that FOX is suing Dish over the Hopper, and Dish is suing, well, everyone.
A few minutes ago, the New York Times' Brian Stelter confirmed and tweeted the news:
Shots fired in the war over Dish Network's auto-ad-eraser. Dish is suing the networks and at least one of the networks, Fox, is suing Dish.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) May 24, 2012
It's unclear if other networks are suing Dish as well, but it seems likely that they'll jump on board. Everyone skipping through commercials by fast forwarding is already a huge problem for networks, but being able to "auto-hop" past them seemed a bridge too far. We're not sure on the details of the lawsuits being brought over the Hopper, but we've contacted Dish for comment and we'll let you know what it says, and what that means for your ability to zoom past commercials automatically. [Twitter]
Update: NBC and CBS are now also suing Dish. No surprise there!