Court awards $4.6 mn to Dish in dispute with ESPN

MUMBAI: A federal jury in Manhattan has awarded Dish Network $4.9 million in its disputes with ESPN for breach of

The 10-member jury unanimously decided that ESPN was liable for breaching a 2005 licensing agreement by allowing rivals to pay lower rates for its Spanish channel ESPN Deportes without extending the same offer to Dish.

The award was, however, less than the $152 million that Dish had sought from ESPN.

"We are gratified that the jury rejected all but one of Dish‘s claims and all but $4.8 million of the more than $153 million in damages they were seeking," ESPN said in a statement.

The Walt Disney affiliate also said that it had not yet decided whether or not it will appeal the case.

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