WASHINGTON, March 23 The Justice Department
reached a settlement with AT&T unit DirecTV, which it had
accused of illegally swapping information with rival pay-TV
providers about negotiations to show Los Angeles Dodgers
baseball games in southern California, according to court
filings on Thursday.
The government said in a complaint last year that because of
the information swaps, most Los Angeles residents were unable to
watch the Dodgers games on television for the past three years.
The settlement does not require any pay-TV company to carry
the Dodgers channel but does require DirecTV to refrain from
swapping competitively sensitive information with rivals,
according to a court filing.
(Reporting by Diane Bartz; editing by Grant McCool)