DISH Network hopes it will emerge from protracted carriage talks with Walt Disney Co. with the "best relationship in programming," Chairman Charlie Ergen said. Included in that is the possibility that Disney will drop its lawsuit over the satcaster's ad-skipping AutoHop DVR. "Everybody has a DVR that can skip commercials. ... If you recognize that people are going to skip commercials when they play things back on the DVR, is there a better way for us to go about monetizing that?" Ergen said.

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