Policy

Univision Inks Carriage Deals with Mediacom, Cablevision

6/23/2009 4:21 PM Eastern

Univision Communications is expected to announce this week
that it signed a multi-year affiliation pact with Mediacom Communications,
making the deal one of the latest in a string of carriage deals struck over the
past six months.

UnivisionOverall, Univision has inked agreements with 100
distributors for continuing carriage of the three Univision services: broadcast
networks Univision and TeleFutura and basic-cable service Galavision. Some of
the agreements -- whose terms were not disclosed -- include retransmission
consent for affiliated stations owned and operated by Entravision
Communications and Equity Media Holdings.

Among Univision's most recent deals was a pact with
Cablevision Systems sealed Tuesday morning (June 23), involving New
York owned-and-operated stations WXTV (Univision) and
WFUT (TeleFutura), as well as Galavision. Just one day earlier, Univision's New
York-area properties were running a TV advisory in which Univision executive
vice president and chief strategy officer Cesar Conde warned subscribers of the
New York-area MSO about potential disruptions.

The spot -- which Univision confirmed is no longer running --
directed viewers to a toll-free phone number where they were transferred to a
Cablevision customer-service representative.

A Cablevision spokesperson on Tuesday morning told Hispanic TV Update that "we have
concluded our discussions with Univision and we are pleased with the results."

A
Univision spokeswoman confirmed that a deal with Cablevision has been reached
and that the warning is no longer running.

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