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EchoStar, HBO Strike Carriage Deal

EchoStar and premium service Home Box Office have struck a long-term carriage deal for HBO and Cinemax on the satellite network.

As part of the deal, EchoStar has dropped its program access complaint against HBO and HBO has dropped its suit against EchoStar, filed suit in a New York court earlier this month to recover $90 million over what it said were unpaid license fees.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.