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Dish, Univision Sign New Programming Deal

Dish and Univision announced yesterday that they have ended their nine-month programming dispute and signed a new carriage agreement.

The deal returns Univision, and other Univision-owned channels such as Univision Desportes and Galavision, to Dish’s lineup. But Sling TV, the Dish-owned live streaming service, will not resume carrying the channels.

The blackout, which began last June 30, undoubtedly has hurt Dish’s efforts to limit subscriber defections, an issue that has plagued the satcaster for a few years. Univision is arguably the most popular Spanish-language channel targeted to the rapidly growing Hispanic audience.

Dish has also been hurt by the loss of HBO and Cinemax, which left its lineup last November in a separate carriage dispute. Sling TV also lost the two premium channels in that battle. There is no indication that the Dish-HBO disagreement will end anytime soon.

— Phillip Swann

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2 Comments on Dish, Univision Sign New Programming Deal

  1. Ronald John Kohlman // March 27, 2019 at 4:17 pm // Reply

    No Elrey Network! Bad call here Dish!

  2. That’s one down, one to go.

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