ESPN, C-USA Settle $21M Broadcasting Rights Dispute

Law360, New York (August 16, 2011, 4:31 PM EDT) -- College sports league Conference USA announced Tuesday that it had settled a $21 million New York lawsuit brought by ESPN Inc. after C-USA sold rights to televise football games to Fox Sports Net Inc.

ESPN, which had a five-year contract to show some of C-USA's games from 2005 to 2010, had accused the league of ignoring part of the agreement that required it to give the broadcasting company first dibs on renewal.

As part of the settlement, ESPN will get the exclusive right to broadcast C-USA's...
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