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DISH, Univision end monthslong network carriage dispute

A monthslong network carriage dispute between Univision Communications Inc. and DISH Network Corp. has ended with the restoration of Univision-owned channels on DISH and DishLATINO, the companies said March 26.

Financial terms of the new agreement were not disclosed. DISH President and CEO Erik Carlson called the new deal a fair agreement "reflective of our commitment to delivering quality content at the right value." Univision CEO Vince Sadusky said it "recognizes the value of our top-rated networks and stations."

DISH satellite customers lost access to broadcast networks Univision (US) and UniMás (US) and cable network Galavision (US) on June 30, 2018, when the parties failed to reach retransmission-consent and carriage renewals. At the same time, a total of seven Univision networks — Univision, UniMás, Galavision, Univision Deportes (US), El Rey Network (US), FOROtv (US) and Univision tlnovelas (US) — went dark on DISH's streaming service Sling TV. On Nov. 13, 2018, DISH satellite customers lost access to the remaining Univision networks.

The companies also agreed to settle all pending litigation against each other.