Cablevision's HD Programming 'Weak,' Ex-EchoStar Exec Says

Law360, New York (October 12, 2012, 7:57 PM EDT) -- A former EchoStar Corp. executive who lead the negotiations of a now-soured high-definition television programming deal with Cablevision Systems Corp., told a New York state jury Friday that EchoStar was worried the new channels weren't strong as it entered into the ill-fated deal.

Former EchoStar programming executive Michael Schwimmer told jurors that in 2004 when EchoStar — which spun off much of its programming operations to Dish Network Corp. in 2008 — first contemplated Cablevision's new HDTV channels known as Voom HD, it was concerned that...
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