October 9, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL Network and Dish Network have agreed to a settlement that ends a lawsuit over how the satellite provider broadcasts the channel.
The two sides announced the deal Friday. It includes a multiyear contract for Dish to continue carrying NFL Network. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
Dish had moved the channel to a tier with fewer subscribers in January 2008. The company claimed the NFL violated their contract when it simulcast the historic Patriots-Giants game on CBS and NBC in December 2007.
The league filed suit a month later, saying the contract still applied.
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