had last year sued Dish for the AutoHop feature of its DVR.
The suit is still pending. Notwithstanding the pressure from
broadcasters, Clayton encouraged other service providers to
follow Dish's lead of introducing ad-free service.
also pointed out that it was important for service providers
to keep the programming costs under check as the consumers
are still not ready to spend more for accessing video content.
unsettling to our customers and employees, this is sometimes
necessary to slow the spiraling programming costs," he
said. "We, as an industry, are rapidly approaching a
tipping point: how many consumers are going to spend $100
per month for video content? I don't know, but we'll soon