CNET, on the “Best of CES” finalists page:
The Dish Hopper with Sling was removed from consideration due to active litigation involving our parent company CBS Corp. We will no longer be reviewing products manufactured by companies with which we are in litigation with respect to such product.
According to this note, Dish might not be the only company that will be denied coverage in the future.
Sure seems like censorship to me. This is what happens when media outlets are owned by larger corporations.