A big tech story at the end of last week involved CNET and Dish Network, which showed off its commercial-skipping Hopper device at CES. The Hopper received rave reviews from CNET writers and was accepted into the site’s “Best of CES” category. And then it wasn’t. In the blink of an eye, the Hopper was removed, and in its place stood a disclaimer that CNET would not cover the Hopper due to ongoing litigation between Dish and CNET’s parent company, CBS.
According to the Verge, however, that’s not all there is to the story. The Hopper wasn’t just a “Best of CES” product; it had actually won “Best in Show.”