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UCI Statement Update Regarding DISH’s Continued Interruption of Service

By Univision PR Team

Jul 30, 2018

“With this announced refund, Dish recognizes what its Hispanic customers already know to be true: without Univision networks and local stations, there is no “DishLATINO” and certainly no “Best of Spanish” on Sling TV. Given that our networks account for 60% of Spanish-language viewing on DishLATINO, their $5 refund is yet another example of Dish drastically undervaluing Univision and Spanish-language programming, as well as disregarding why Latino viewers have paid Dish for its services. As such, we remind our valued viewers who subscribe to Dish services that our services are available on many other platforms. We recommend that they choose the brands that support the Hispanic community.

Regarding the current state of our negotiations with Dish, we returned to their corporate offices last week at which time we offered several paths forward to show Dish how serious we are about resolving this dispute amicably.  And despite Univision’s good-faith and meaningful offer, Dish responded with an offer that was essentially the same as the one they previously offered back in June.  We remain open and willing to negotiate with Dish at any time and ready to return to their offices this week should they choose to be constructive to the process.  Our audience and our community deserve to be treated fairly by Dish and we will continue to fight on their behalf.”

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“Con el rembolso anunciado, Dish reconoce lo que sus clientes hispanos ya saben: sin las cadenas y estaciones locales de Univision, no hay “DishLATINO” y, de hecho, no hay “Lo mejor en español” en Sling TV. Ya que nuestras cadenas representan 60% de la audiencia hispanohablante de DishLATINO, su rembolso de $5 es un ejemplo más de que Dish no le da el justo valor a Univision y la programación en español, y además no le importa lo más mínimo el motivo por el que los televidentes latinos le han pagado a Dish por sus servicios. Como tal, les recordamos a nuestros valiosos televidentes que se suscriben a los servicios de Dish que nuestros servicios están disponibles en muchas otras plataformas. Recomendamos que seleccionen marcas que apoyan a la comunidad hispana.

Sobre la situación actual de nuestras negociaciones con Dish, volvimos a sus oficinas corporativas la semana pasada y en esa ocasión ofrecimos varias maneras de proseguir que le muestran a Dish que hablamos en serio cuando decimos que deseamos resolver esta disputa amigablemente. A pesar de que Univision hizo una oferta sensata y de buena fe, Dish respondió con una oferta que esencialmente es la misma que hizo anteriormente, en junio. Seguimos dispuestos a negociar con Dish en cualquier momento y estamos listos a volver a sus oficinas esta semana si optan por contribuir de manera constructiva al proceso. Nuestra audiencia y nuestra comunidad merecen ser tratadas de manera justa por Dish y seguiremos luchando en su nombre”.

 

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