In the race to deliver television over the Internet, Charlie Ergen's Dish Network Corp. is pulling ahead. With a groundbreaking agreement this week with Walt Disney Co., the satellite-TV company is poised to be the first to offer an Internet-based competitor to cable TV, a new kind of business that other major companies such as Intel Corp. and Apple Inc. have tried - and so far failed - -the-top, or OTT, because it runs over an Internet connection. In exchange, Ergen agreed to put limits on Dish's ad-skipping technology. Dish now plans to negotiate with other major cable networks, offering similar terms to get online rights.
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