One of digital media and music tech's top writers, Greg Sandoval, has resigned from CNET in protest over the publisher's parent company, CBS, reportedly banning a story featuring DISH's Hopper DVR service. "Sad to report that I've resigned from CNET," Sandoval tweeted. "I no longer have confidence that CBS is committed to editorial independence".
CBS believes that Hopper's feature which allows commercial skipping infringes their copyrights as broadcasters. "The Dish Hopper with Sling was removed from consideration due to active litigation involving our parent company CBS Corp" CBS said in statement. "We will no longer be reviewing products manufactured by companies with which we are in litigation with respect to such product."
"I am not disgruntled," Sandoval tweeted. "CBS and CNET were great to me. I just want to be known as an honest reporter. Thanks everyone for reading me."