The Autohop Case

This webinar is now offered in an archived format

The 1984 Sony Betamax decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is the 30-year-old legal precedent behind the most recent major dispute pitting Charlie Ergen and his DISH Network, on one side, against (or with?) the over-the-air broadcasters (and others?), on the other.

This webinar brings together the nation’s best legal, regulatory, policy and business development minds to review and analyze the Autohop case, and the question of how much leeway a distributor like DISH Network can allow an individual consumer to control his/her television programming (including the ability to completely—and automatically—skip all advertisements in a given over-the-air broadcast property). Especially in light of the recently announced Disney-DISH Autohop settlement, join respected industry veteran Jimmy Schaeffler, of both Multichannel News and The Carmel Group, as he and his panel of media and telecom experts dissect where this landmark issue has been, where it is now and where it might be going, as well as who and what is most impacted, and when.

Archived Webinar -$129

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Jimmy Schaeffler, Esq.

Chairman & CSO, The Carmel Group


John Bergmayer, Esq.

Senior Staff Attorney, Public Knowledge

Seth Davidson, Esq.

Partner, Edwards Wildman

Jim Denney

VP GM Product Marketing, TiVo Inc.

John Hane, Esq.

Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman