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February 13, 2013

Dish Network Sues ESPN for Offering Better Deals to Rivals

By David Delony, Contributing Writer

Dish Network is suing ESPN (News - Alert) for $152 million after the cable sports channel allegedly breached its contract with the satellite TV carrier by offering better deals to rival cable and satellite operators.

The lawsuit, originally filed in 2009, went before a jury on Monday and focuses on the terms that ESPN, which is owned by The Walt Disney (News - Alert) Co., signed with Dish Network.

Dish Network accuses ESPN of breaching a part of its contract signed in 2005 that requires ESPN to offer its programming, including ESPN Classic and the Spanish-language ESPN Deportes, at the same rate it offers competing cable and satellite operators... Read More

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