A jury late Friday found that The Walt Disney Co. properly collected about $56 million in fees from 2007 to 2010 from the Dish Network Corp. for the rights to carry four high-definition channels affiliated with the entertainment giant.

The Manhattan Supreme Court jury deliberated for about seven hours before returning a 5-1 verdict in favor of Disney and its affiliates in Echostar Satellite LLC v. ESPN Inc., 600282/08. Justice Jeffrey K. Oing (See Profile) presided over the eight-day trial.

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