If we’re going to spend all this money on content it has to be measured and monetized.NBC Broadcast Chairman Ted Harbert • Expressing his displeasure with Dish Network’s newly announced Hopper DVR, which includes an “Auto-Hop” commercial-skipping feature, during a presentation at Radio City Music Hall on Monday. (The player has been available since March.) Harbert also declined to comment on whether or not NBC’s legal department was evaluating the company’s the legal options. Fox entertainment chairman Peter Rice was skeptical as well, telling reporters he thought releasing such a device was a “strange thing to do,” but said his company absolutely was not looking into legal action at this time. source (via • follow)
» Putting the D’oh out to pasture? The Simpsons is still widely-regarded, but with roughly 500 episodes under its belt, Fox may be ready for the next step in the “Simpsons” phenomenon — its own cable network. It’d be interesting if the salary battle is really an excuse to end “The Simpsons” outright.