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Fox Loses Second Bid to Halt Dish’s AutoHop Ad-Skip Service

Fox Broadcasting Co. lost a second bid to halt Dish Network Corp.’s AutoHop ad-skipping feature, as a California federal appeals court refused to overturn a lower-court ruling that allowed the service to continue.

U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles rejected Fox’s motion last year for a preliminary injunction against Dish and Fox appealed. Fox argued that its contract with Dish, a pay-TV provider, doesn’t allow services that skip commercials. Fox also claimed that its copyrights for TV programming are infringed by the feature.