NFL Statement on Positive Court Ruling in Echostar Case:
Last night Dish Network issued a highly misleading statement. The court decision referred to in that statement actually granted summary judgment to NFL Network on the key issue that led to this dispute.
The court ruled that the simulcast of the historic Patriots-Giants game in December 2007 did not trigger the specific contract provision allowing EchoStar to drop the NFL Network to a lower level of service last February.
Said NFL Network President Steve Bornstein: “This is an important ruling for us.”