Retrans Impasse Forces Univision DISH Dump

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MIAMI — Thousands of miles away in Russia, some of the most bruising battles in the world are being waged on a finely mowed pitch, as nations wage war against nations in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The media company that lost the U.S. Spanish-language broadcast rights to Telemundo now finds itself in its own firefight, a swiftly escalating struggle that has already resulted in a war of words and exchanges full of accusations, finger-pointing and braggadocio.

Univision‘s networks have been dropped from DISH Network, by law, in the absence of a new retransmission fee agreement. This includes affiliates not owned by Univision.

It looks like a resolution and new deal may not be reached for a long time.


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