Court TV verdict in: Back on Dish


EchoStar Communications Corp. has reinstated Court TV on Dish Network after a protracted struggle over the channel's affiliation agreement.

EchoStar came to terms Friday with Turner Broadcasting, which owns Court TV, to return the channel to its original channel position. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The companies declined comment.

EchoStar pulled Court TV at the close of 2006 when its affiliation agreement ended (HR 1/2). The satellite service had a similar standoff last year with Lifetime, also waiting more than a month to restore carriage.