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HDNet and DirecTV settle suit

Ben Drawbaugh

HDNet was less than pleased with DirecTV's plans to move HDNet and HDNet Movies to the new HD tier. HDNet has been a part of DirecTV's HD package for some time, but with the addition of so many new HD channels, they created a new $5/mo HD Extra Pack consisting of all the HD only channels. HDNet sued DirecTV, and now the two have settled on what Mark Cuban described as a "win-win" compromise. HDNet will remain free to anyone who pays DirecTV's $10/mo HD access fee, while HDNet Movies will be moved to the HD Extra Pack. HDNet isn't the only HD only channel to get special treatment, as Discovery's HD Theater will also remain.

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