Advanced Television

HDNet, DirecTV Settle in Court

December 11, 2007

After weeks of wrangling over DirecTV ‘s carriage of HDNet, the two sides have worked out a deal. Last week, HDNet settled its lawsuit with DirecTV, which was filed after the DBS service was preparing to put the high def channel into a tier of “HD-only” channels. The deal keeps HDNet on DirecTV ‘s main HDTV platform.

The move also puts to an end HDNet’s complaints about the dispute and its efforts to tie conditions to Liberty Media’s pending takeover of DirecTV, something the high def programmer operated by Mark Cuban was pursuing at the Federal Communications Commission.

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