Link: CNET Loses CES Awards ☍

Shared on January 31, 2013

Tim Carmody of The Verge:

Yesterday, CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro sharply criticized CBS’s editorial interference with [CNE]T’s technology coverage in an op-ed in USA Today, and announced the CEA would be “considering [its] legal options under [its] agreement with CNET.” Today, the CEA officially ended CNET’s role in choosing the Best of Show award at CES, and announced it would issue a request for proposals from other potential partners. CEA senior VP Karen Chupka writes that the CEA is “concerned [CNET’s] new review policy will have a negative impact on our brand should we continue the awards relationship.”

If anything, this whole controversy has brought more publicity and press for Dish’s Hopper, and ended up making CBS (CNET’s parent) look very backwards-thinking.

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