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For CBS, it’s a somewhat surprising move. The broadcaster apparently finds its programming so valuable, it charges people $6 per month for its own standalone Internet subscription service.
Streaming’s importance in living rooms and mobiles has grown quite a bit—so much so that Nielsen will start tracking Netflix’s online viewership. In that light, Dish’s side benefit seems significant—even if it came at the price of waylaying Auto Hop.