MARCH 11, 2016 – Univision Communications Inc. and AT&T agreed today to extend the access of the Univision network and stations brought back for Wednesday night’s debate until March 16, 2016 at 1 a.m. ET. Univision’s other networks will continue to be unavailable.
Drop Statement (Revised 3-4-16): “Univision has blocked our U-verse customers from receiving most of their channels. This is about nothing more than Univision demanding we pay an outrageous price increase. We are fighting for all of our customers to keep what Univision charges at a reasonable amount. Numerous and diverse programming deals we have signed recently prove this can be accomplished. We hope to resolve this matter quickly and appreciate our customers’ patience. Spanish-language content is important to our customers and us. That’s why we carry 78 Spanish-language channels.”
AT&T believes you deserve the best entertainment and information experience at the right value. But, sometimes our local station and network providers make demands that threaten to raise prices or limit the choice, control and convenience you want. Such is the case with Univision.
Univision is currently denying its several local stations to families living in major cities like Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles or Chicago who can still get their local Univision or UniMas stations for free over-the-air. And, Univision is also denying national broadcast feeds to both Univision Network and UniMas to more than 40 other communities like Detroit, St. Louis, Indianapolis and Milwaukee where Spanish-speaking families lack any viable over-the-air alternative.
AT&T puts a priority on connecting diverse communities across the nation with the quality programming they want to see. AT&T offers a wide array of channels that provide quality multi-ethnic programming. AT&T, through its U-verse and DIRECTV platforms, offers more than 170 dedicated Spanish-language channels spanning all of the most popular programming genres, as well as general entertainment networks like TV Azteca, Estrella and Telemundo.
Many of AT&T’s Spanish-language channels like centroamerica TV, TV Chile, CineMexicano, Multimedios TV, Nuestra Tele, Television Dominicana or Television Espanola are specific to key Latino or Hispanic homelands and cultural centers.
For more information, please visit: www.att.com/fightingforyou
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