FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

DISH Fails To Sign An Agreement With Gannett Broadcasting

Dish Network Corp. (DISH) said it was not able to reach an agreement with Gannett Broadcasting as Gannett demanded to pay a significant penalty for accessing to AutoHop, a commercial-skipping technology.

Dave Shull, senior vice president at Dish said, "We have agreed to pay a significant increase in fees to continue to carry Gannett's local stations, more than 200 percent, the same as our closest direct competitor. But Gannett wants money on top of that for the expressed reason that our customers have access to AutoHop. We will continue to take a stand for customer choice and control.

Dish further said it would stand shoulder to shoulder with viewers in this issue and the consumers have the choice to watch what they want.

DISH through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C. provides approximately 14.061 million satellite TV customers.

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Quick Facts

Editors Pick
International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) Monday predicted that Cyber Monday online sales would grow by more than 18 percent compared to 2014. Driven by a surge in mobile shopping, consumers indicate that Samsung, Sony and LG TVs as well as Apple Watch and Beats by Dre are at the top of their shopping... As the Black Friday din settles down, it is time to look back at how various players and products fared and Adobe has offered some insight into just that. Mobiles and smartphones sold like hot cakes, according to online shopping data released by Adobe. After nearly a 2-year hiatus following its announcement that it is testing unmanned drones, Amazon finally offered a glimpse into the prototype and its functioning. It remains to be see if the company can work around regulatory hurdles to make it a reality.
comments powered by Disqus
Trade DISH now with 
Follow RTT