Univision, Verizon Dispute Ends With Deal; Stations Restored

In October, Verizon pulled the Spanish-language network’s signal from its FiOS and mobile platforms

Verizon and Spanish-language television network Univision have settled their dispute, and service will be restored to Univision networks and stations across the Verizon footprint.

“Through this deal, Verizon has demonstrated that it is committed to providing Hispanic America with the critical news, information and content that they rely on,” Univision Communications said in a statement Saturday.

Read Univision’s statement in full:

“We’re pleased to announce that Univision and Verizon have agreed to new terms, restoring Univision networks and stations across the Verizon footprint. Through this deal, Verizon has demonstrated that it is committed to providing Hispanic America with the critical news, information and content that they rely on. We look forward to furthering our partnership with Verizon across their platforms to best serve the needs of the Hispanic community.

“We are deeply grateful for the patience of our viewers who were impacted as we worked through the blackout. UCI is committed to fighting for Hispanic America – on the airwaves and off – and providing the best news, information and entertainment that our community deserves.”

Formerly called Spanish International Network, Univision’s programming is aimed at Hispanic America and the rising multicultural mainstream, and includes telenovelas, sports, sitcoms, reality and variety series, news programming, and imported Spanish-language feature films.

Univision had notified its customers on Oct. 16 that “without warning, Verizon pulled Univision’s signal from both its FiOS and mobile platforms,” adding, “effectively turning their backs on their own Hispanic consumers who rely on us for news and information.”