It's a win, but look what it took. They're still guilty. I guess if you win by any means necessary without ethics, who cares?
You're talking apples vs oranges here.
Look at the evolution of my own posts for an example.
In the beginning, I thought Dish was right and within their rights to do what they did years ago with Voom. I still think Voom wasn't trying to grow their channels... but as the new evidence was coming to light the last couple of weeks, it looked fairly damning to Dish... and I posted as much last week.
It looked for all the world to me like Rainbow was going to win this case and get a large settlement given the last week's worth of testimony and the uncovering of Dish-deleted emails that appeared to support the Voom view and squash the Dish view of what was allowed.
So... when we then see such a quick settlement for frankly a half or so of what I would have thought Dish would have had to pay...
It doesn't make Dish right... it still looks like Dish was in the wrong... but clearly to most people Dish still "won" the war here... because the payout was way less than probably would have come in a verdict, and it didn't look like Dish had any legs to stand on anymore.
So, I don't see anyone spinning that Dish was right... just that Dish seems to have won, because Rainbow blinked and settled what was looking more and more like a "sure thing" court victory over Dish.