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Another Carriage Impasse Is Resolved — This One Went On for Nine Months

Mar 26, 2019  •  Post A Comment

In the second resolution to a carriage dispute in the past week, an agreement was reached between Dish and Univision. The deal follows news of a deal between AT&T’s DirecTV and Viacom, as we reported Monday.

“Pay TV service Dish has agreed to a new long-term carriage agreement with Univision, returning the Spanish language programmer’s channels to 12.3 million subscribers after a nine-month blackout,” the Los Angeles Times reports. “The deal announced Tuesday ends a standoff that began June 30 and became a major factor in recent steep subscriber losses for Dish.”

The Univision channels will also now be back on Dish’s Sling TV streaming video services.

“Terms of the new agreement — which restored the channels to customers Tuesday — were not disclosed. But pending litigation between the two companies was settled as part of the pact,” The Times reports, adding: “The blackout affected Univision-owned broadcast stations, including two in Los Angeles: KMEX-TV Channel 34 and UniMás station KFTR-TV Channel 46.”

The cable channels Galavisión, Tlnovelas and FOROtv were also impacted by the blackout.

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