Four months after News Corp. chief operating officer Chase Carey claimed that
his NDS Group plc conditional-access unit would continue to duke it out in the
courts against DirecTV Inc. despite News Corp.’s plan to buy the
direct-broadcast satellite company, DirecTV and NDS agreed Tuesday to stay the
DirecTV -- which had accused NDS of breach of contract, fraud and
misappropriation of trade secrets -- is already treating NDS like a corporate
sister, as the DBS provider agreed to resolve outstanding payment issues
involving NDS’ "P4" and "D1" viewing cards.