Carriage Deals

Univision Remains on U-verse Over Weekend

Extensions, Negotiations Continue, Companies Say 3/19/2016 8:15 AM Eastern

Univision and AT&T have agreed to keep the Univision stations and network on U-verse over the weekend, but apparently aren't taking the time off from efforts to strike a new carriage deal.


Univision Communications Inc. and AT&T agreed today to extend the access of the Univision network and stations until 5 p.m. ET on Monday, March 21, 2016," they said in a joint statement late Saturday after a series of 24-hour extensions. "The two companies will continue to work to reach agreement on a new contract."


Univision stations and networks went off U-Verse March 4 amid acrimonious accusations on both sides, but the rhetoric cooled, the stations and Univision network went back on for the Univision-hosted Democratic debate and have remained on through a series of extensions of various lengths..


Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.) last week urged a resolution ASAP for the sake of the Latino community, saying it "has an unprecedented opportunity this year to be a strong and decisive voice in our nation’s future."


While AT&T asked that the access be extended to Univision's other networks--UniMás, Galavisión, and Univision Deportes--that has not been the case.


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