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auto skip

A function in a program that automatically bypasses selected data. In 2012, the DISH satellite TV network introduced the Hopper DVR and Auto Hop feature that automatically skips over commercials when recording.
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Consumers can record up to 6 HD streams at the same time, and the Auto Hop feature allows customers to skip all commercials for most recorded primetime HD programs shown on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC when viewed the day after airing.
Dish Network's new Auto Hop feature, which allows its U.
Although pay-TV subscribers with digital video recorders are already able to fast-forward through commercials, Auto Hop goes one step further: Dish customers can record primetime programming for later viewing, and during commercial breaks, the screen blacks out, with the program returning within seconds.
Although not all of Dish Network's 14 million subscribers have access to Auto Hop, 1'V executives are worried the service could adversely impact their business model by keeping them from being able to charge premiums for their commercial time.
As technology comes closer each year to offering more ways to sidestep ads--whatever happens to Dish's Auto Hop ad-skipping tool--broadcasters' mass appeal advantage is eroded.