Time Warner Cable Chief Executive Glenn Britt expressed disapproval over Dish Network’s ad-skipping technology, putting himself on the side of television networks that want to kill the service, reports The New York Times’ Media Decoder.
Dish’s Auto Hop could damage how TV programming and distribution now works, with a reliance on both advertising money and subscriber fees, Britt said Monday.
"I don’t think we want to destroy one of those revenue streams,” Britt said, speaking at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s annual Cable Show.
"Translation: Don’t expect Time Warner Cable to make something like Auto Hop available to its customers anytime soon," the story notes.
NBC and Fox have been among the most vocal critics of Auto Hop, prompting Dish Network to go into spin control and offer reassurance that it will respect the networks’ advertising model, as we reported last week.