Dish Network, the second-largest US satellite-television provider, will continue
to air content from National Football League-owned NFL Network after the two parties
reached a carriage settlement.
The two companies have signed a multi-year deal to air the content on Dish Network's
Classic Silver 200 programming package.
year, NFL Network had filed a litigation against Dish Network for pulling out
the channel from its 'America's top 100' programming tier that resulted in a loss
of about four million subscribers for the NFL network. Dish claimed at that time
the NFL Network breached the agreement by simulcasting a game on the CBS and NBC
the Court decision, NFL had dropped all the litigations against Dish Network.
However,the terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
are pleased that the NFL Network will continue to be distributed on Dish Network.
We look forward to having our Network's upcoming coverage of the 25-26 April NFL
draft showcased on Dish Network," said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Network chairman, president and CEO Charlie Ergen added, "The NFL Network
is a great complement to our programming lineup and we are pleased to offer the
channel to our subscribers."
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