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Court TV Returns to Dish Network

After being dropped for more than one month, Court TV was back on EchoStar Communications’ Dish Network Friday, but on a less-penetrated tier than previously.

Turner Broadcasting System, Court TV’s parent, and EchoStar announced Friday that they signed an affiliation agreement that allowed for the restored distribution of the justice network.

But now, Court TV will be carried as part of Dish Network’s America’s Top 200 package, formerly called America’s Top 120, which reaches about 8 million subscribers. Previously, Court TV was carried on Dish’s most widely distributed tier, America’s Top 60, which reaches 11 million subscribers, 3 million more than where the justice network is now.

America’s Top 60 has been renamed and is now called American’s Top 100.

Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed. However, both parties said they were pleased with the financial terms of the agreement.

Dish Network dropped Court TV New Year’s Eve when both sides failed to come to terms on a new carriage deal.