Univision warns subscribers of possible Dish blackout

Univision Communications announced that it is negotiating a new carriage agreement with Dish, so it began alerting the operator’s clients they could lose some of its networks.
“Dish has left us no choice but to alert our viewers that they could face yet another Dish service interruption”, said Univision in a statement. “For many years, DISH and UCI have had a successful partnership, which has helped establish DISH as a popular pay TV provider for Hispanic America”, the company added.
Univision said that it is the third most-watched network on Dish in any language; UDN is Dish’s second most-watched sports channel in any language, while UniMás is a top-15 network regardless of language on Dish. Collectively, Univision’s networks represent 60% of the total Spanish-language viewership on DishLATINO.
In response to Univision’s statement to subscribers, Dish said, “Univision is demanding a rate increase of 75 percent for channels whose ratings have declined by nearly a third over the past five years. This from a company that lost its ability to offer the World Cup not just this year but in 2022 and 2026”.
“We are unsure why Univision decided to involve customers in the contract negotiation process at a point. There is still time for the two parties to reach a mutually beneficial deal.”