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CES Ditches CNET After CBS Scandal Over Dish's Hopper 123

An anonymous reader writes in about the latest fallout from CNET's parent company, CBS banning Dish Network's hopper from reviews and award lists. "The Consumer Electronics Association has not only today bestowed its Best in Show title upon the same Dish Network product that started this whole mess in the first place — in the same release, the group says it will no longer work with CNET. CES has enjoyed a long and productive partnership with CNET and the Best of CES awards,' said Karen Chupka, the CEA's senior vice president for events and conferences. "However, we are concerned the new review policy will have a negative impact on our brand should we continue the awards relationship as currently constructed. We look forward to receiving new ideas to recognize the 'best of the best' products introduced at the International CES.""
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CES Ditches CNET After CBS Scandal Over Dish's Hopper

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  • Re:Screw c|net (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Nethemas the Great ( 909900 ) on Thursday January 31, 2013 @09:16PM (#42757461)
    C|Net? They're so 2002. Do lay-users even consider these folks relevant any more? I figured everyone thought of them as they do other DotCom bubble era companies like Geocities and Tripod.
  • by penix1 ( 722987 ) on Thursday January 31, 2013 @10:03PM (#42757753) Homepage

    And I'm still reeling from the news about the Tour de France...

    I know this is way off topic and I will try and bring it back on in the end... No promises

    It always amuses me the kerfuffle raised when sports athletes get caught using performance enhancing drugs yet people don't say shit about beauty pageant contestants who have had cosmetic surgery just to win those titles.

    It all comes down to "follow the money". It is the same with this C/Net / CBS / Dish story. Follow the money. To CBS Dish is cutting off a revenue stream it sees as essential. Dish is seen by them as cheating the system just as much as Lance did. Dish OTOH doesn't see ads as essential since their service is subscription based. So much like Lance, they don't think they did anything wrong.

    How's that for trying to bring it back?

  • by webmistressrachel ( 903577 ) on Thursday January 31, 2013 @11:29PM (#42758155) Journal


    I must be honest, the only reason I'm posting a reply is that I can't believe I'm seeing a Dogbert reference in someone's sig on Slashdot - wow, I am pleased! Yes, this is off-topic, and yes, they can Mod me down all they like, but that couldn't possibly compare with knowing there's a fellow reader of the Federation's rag on here! Hi from the GMP area! (adds Friend...)

    ps Mods, give me a break. Posted with no Karma Bonus, and this is a very specialised, very rare, meeting of minds happening here, completely accidentally. If you can be bothered to research who Dogbert is, and the "Federation" which I refer to, you'll find a rare combination of "Member of News for Nerds Site" and another profession.

    I tip my Pathfinder to you, there's very few geeks in the uniform (although one of our ACCs is a declared geek!)

  • Re:Quick (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Dahamma ( 304068 ) on Friday February 01, 2013 @02:03AM (#42758631)

    This isn't s freaking law of physics, it's an Internet meme. It's meaning is what people say it is, and everyone except you seems to say otherwise.

  • by jcr ( 53032 ) <jcr.mac@com> on Friday February 01, 2013 @04:56AM (#42759197) Journal

    >you're a right-winger.

    Not everyone fits into one of the two boxes in your tiny little mind, sunshine.

    Like any other Libertarian, I'm no fan of GWB, and as it happens my distaste for the current teleprompter-in-chief is due to his failure to reverse any of Bush's power grabs.


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