Dish-Disney Carriage Deal Disables the Hopper

Many concessions in long-term distribution pact

Six months after the expiration of their joint carriage deal, the Walt Disney Co. and Dish Network have agreed to a long-term pact that will not only keep ABC, ESPN and other Mouse House channels up and running in the satellite company’s 14.1 million households but includes concessions related to the ad-skipping “AutoHop” service.

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