Gannett may dump Dish

Investor's Business Daily

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.

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