Satellite television provider Dish Network has filed a lawsuit against ESPN, alleging that the company has broken an agreement by giving better terms to Dish Network rivals. Dish claims that the 2005 agreement between both companies prohibits ESPN from offering better provisions to DirecTV Inc. and Comcast to carry ESPN's networks.
The lawsuit, which is seeking at least $1 million in damages, was filed earlier this week in a New York federal court. ESPN doesn't agree with Dish Networks' take on the situation. ESPN spokeswoman Katina Arnold said that the company was in full compliance with the 2005 agreement with Dish Network, and thus would defend itself against the legal action brought by it.