The broadcasting arm of newspaper publisher Gannett (GCI) has threatened to withdraw broadcasting on satellite TV provider Dish Network (DISH) if it doesn't block a commercial-skipping feature on its digital video recorders or agree to pay penalties. Dish's AutoHop on its Hopper DVR lets customers press a button to skip commercials on recorded TV shows. If Gannett lets its contract expire, Dish customers in 19 cities would lose various network stations, Dish said. Its shares fell 0.5% to 32.12. Gannett rose 0.4% to 18.41.
- Dish Network