Have you heard - are you aware - of the shitstorm that Dish Network has created with their new product - The Hopper?
It seems that the Networks and Advertisers are concerned their model may be crumbling - and they don't like it.
With "The Hopper", advertisements are automatically eliminated from recorded TV shows without intervention on the part of the viewer. So far, there seems to be no relief for the Networks or the Advertisers - and there's no way, now, to actually count the number of faces sitting in front of this, that or the other commercial. And, therefore, no way to actually bill for those faces. And given that most everything in this country is driven by money and advertising, it is all threatened now.