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Statement from Univision Communications Inc. Regarding a Possible Interruption of Our Services on DISH

By Univision PR Team

Jun 22, 2018

DISH has left us no choice but to alert our viewers that they could face yet another DISH service interruption. For many years, DISH and UCI have had a successful partnership, which has helped establish DISH as a popular pay-TV provider for Hispanic America. In fact, Univision is the third most-watched network on DISH in any language, UDN is DISH’s second most-watched sports channel in any language, UniMás is a top-15 network regardless of language on DISH, and, collectively, Univision’s networks represent 60% of the total Spanish-language viewership on DishLATINO. 

DISH has dismissed multiple good-faith carriage offers from UCI, including one to extend our current agreement on a short-term basis to avoid a disruption of service. While DISH’s own lead negotiator recently compared programming disputes to “having a heart attack,” DISH still seems intent on entering what would be their 68th broadcast blackout since 2010.

We remain hopeful that we can reach a fair deal with DISH that doesn’t deprive its customers and our viewers access to the indispensable news, information and content that they rely upon from UCI, now more than ever. 

Declaraciones de Univision Communications Inc. sobre la posible interrupción de nuestro servicio en DISH

DISH no nos ha dejado otra opción que notificar a nuestros televidentes que es posible que una vez más se interrumpa su servicio en DISH. Desde hace muchos años, DISH y UCI han tenido una exitosa sociedad que ha ayudado a que DISH se consolide como un popular servicio de televisión pagada en la comunidad hispana en Estados Unidos. De hecho, Univision ocupa el tercer lugar entre las cadenas de mayor sintonía en DISH, independientemente del idioma; UDN es el segundo canal deportivo más visto, independientemente del idioma; UniMás es una de las 15 cadenas principales de DISH, independientemente del idioma; y nuestras cadenas, juntas, representan 60% de la teleaudiencia hispanohablante total en su servicio DishLATINO. 

DISH ha descartado múltiples ofertas por UCI, incluida una para prorrogar nuestro actual acuerdo a corto plazo para evitar una interrupción del servicio. Aunque el negociador principal de DISH recientemente caracterizó las disputas sobre programación como “tener un ataque al corazón”, al parecer DISH sigue decidido a iniciar su 68a interrupción en la trasmisión desde 2010.

Aún nos sentimos optimistas de llegar a un acuerdo justo con DISH que no prive a sus clientes ni a nuestros televidentes de acceso a las noticias, la información y el contenido indispensable del que dependen, ahora más que nunca. 

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