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Dish Defeats ABC in Court Over AutoHop Technology

Dish Network scored a victory in court against ABC regarding Dish’s AutoHop ad skipping technology. On Wednesday, a federal judge in New York denied ABC’s motion to stop AutoHop. That same judge also denied Dish’s motion to deny CBS from unwinding its retrans agreement. “Dish's battle with ABC could further escalate at the end of September, when its carriage deal with Disney/ABC TV Group expires,” said Adage “It is expected Disney will use the Hopper as a point of contention during negotiations.”

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