DISH, Univision Sign Multi-Platform Deal

Deal announced at CES

DISH Network and Univision Communications have signed a mutli-year, multi-platform deal that will bring Univision networks and shows to DISH Latino customers.

The deal, annnounced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, will bring Univision Deportes, Univision tlnovelas, and Univision Noticias, and Univision Deportes Dos to subscribers. Terms were not disclosed.

The deal also includes thousands of hours of novelas and Spanish-language movies for DISH’s Blockbuster @Home package. It also includes the distribution of the Univision Network, TeleFutura, Galavisión and six TV channel offerings: De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Clásico TV.

"We are pleased to have reached an innovative deal with Univision for their newest channels and their primetime novelas on demand," said Dave Shull, senior vice president of Programming for DISH, the nation's third largest pay-TV provider. "DISH is the leading provider of Latino content in the United States. This deal for exclusive linear and VOD content from Univision provides our customers with the broadest selection of top quality Spanish-language content."

Added Tonia O'Connor, president of Univision Distribution Sales and Marketing. "DISH is a great innovator. The distribution of these new Univision networks, and the thousands of hours of Spanish-language content that can be streamed in and out of home for the first time ever behind a pay-wall, demonstrates DISH’s commitment to deliver Hispanic subscribers the most robust content offering across multiple screens."