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CBS Quashes CNET Award for Dish’s Ad-Skipping DVR

Published on January 14, 2013
by Keach Hagey

CNET disclosed Monday that it had originally picked Dish Network Corp.’s controversial ad-skipping device to receive its top award at the Consumer Electronics Show last week, before CNET’s parent company, CBS Corp, forced it to reverse course.

The revelation came just hours after CNET senior writer Greg Sandoval quit in protest at the episode, taking to Twitter to say that he no longer had “confidence that CBS is committed to editorial independence.” Mr. Sandoval, reached by cellphone declined to comment further, saying only that “everything on Twitter is accurate.”

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