UPDATE: Univision has discontinued service on more than 60 stations programmed for the Dish networks and has blocked Sling customers from accessing its channels on the network. Univision issued another response in response to the DISH blackout:
It is outrageous that DISH rejected our offer to extend a two-week contract extension to allow its customers and our viewers access to Univision's highly rated networks and stations , While DISH routinely uses blackouts against broadcasters – its 68 broadcast blackouts since 2010 are significantly more than any other distributor in that time – Univision DISH expects to take our negotiations and commitment to Hispanic consumers seriously when it told its customers this week, that it wanted to "Achieve a mutually beneficial deal for Univision's quality content."
Instead of fulfilling its promise to its customers, DISH has decided to devalue our program and offer a fraction of what it does We are ready to continue the negotiations and tackle a short-term extension of the service, especially among DISH clients who miss our coverage of the Mexican presidential election, considered by many to be "the biggest election in Mexican history "is called Spanis h-speaking audiences, agree to restore service, and negotiate a bona fide agreement.
PREVIOUS: Univision and Dish negotiations have reached an obvious impasse as the two companies have published competing statements blaming each other for the collapse. Alfredo Rodríguez Diaz-Marta, Vice President of DishLatino and Sling Latino said, "Univision calls for price increases to affect the Latino market that we've been serving for more than 20 years." "We are disappointed and saddened by Univision's threats to protect our customers from unauthorized news and entertainment, especially in such challenging times."
Dish also sold Univision Now, a subscription offer from Univision Now, priced at $ 7.99 a month, down 50 percent from what Univision requires Dish to pay to provide the same content to its customers ,
"Univision faces tremendous uncertainty as it faces significant business challenges, including non-compliance with World Cup rights," Rodríguez Diaz-Marta said. "A massive price hike for our customers is not the way forward, we remain committed to our commitment to those we serve, and we hope Univision will reconsider its claims and help us find a quick and fair solution."
Univision denied its own statement on Saturday and questioned Dish's allegation of having ended negotiations.
"Univision has not left the table and is ready to continue to negotiate if DISH shows it is serious to pay fair value for our services," the broadcaster said. "DISH insists on paying Univision only a fraction of what it pays out to our English-speaking colleagues, and DISH's latest offer to UCI is an insult to our viewers, who rely on vital news and information that we like no other DISH only goes through the motions and has delivered hollow offers that barely represent real negotiations. "
"With a growing number of platforms and ways to view programs, traditional reviews do not tell the whole story, the old industry standard of capturing viewers simply can not reflect the popularity of a network or its cultural relevance today," said Univision.
"We are still ready and willing to negotiate with DISH, but we will not keep rolling and further downgrading programming our already under-represented community relies on it, given the fact that our networks are working very well : Why does DISH Univision not treat fair? "
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