DISH and Univision Communications Inc. today announced a long-term agreement for carriage of Univision networks and stations on DishLATINO and DISH. Restoration of Univision channels will begin immediately.
“We want to thank our DISH customers for their patience as we worked to reach an agreement that is fair to all parties, especially our customers,” said Erik Carlson, DISH president and chief executive officer. “For more than 20 years, DISH has led our industry in serving the U.S. Hispanic community, and today’s announcement is reflective of our commitment to delivering quality content at the right value.”
“We are pleased to have reached an agreement with DISH that recognizes the value of our top-rated networks and stations,” said Univision chief executive officer Vince Sadusky. “We look forward to once again providing DISH and DishLATINO customers with the news, sports, and entertainment content they love. Thank you to our loyal audience for your unwavering support.”
Starting today, the following channels are once again available to DISH and DishLATINO customers, depending upon their programming package: Univision, UniMás, Univision Deportes Network, Galavisión, Tlnovelas and FOROtv. A full list of packages is available at both dishlatino.com and dish.com.
Separately, the companies agreed to settle all pending litigation between the two companies.
As of press time, Sling TV is not part of the new agreement, so none of the Univision networks will be returning to Sling at this time.