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Disney Said to Be Close to Settling Dish Ad-Skipping Suit

Walt Disney Co. is close to a programming agreement that would settle litigation over Dish Network Corp.’s ad-skipping technology, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.

Disney, the world’s largest entertainment company, could receive compensation for technology, known as AutoHop, that lets Dish subscribers skip commercials in broadcast shows they have recorded, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the discussions are private.