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All Univision Content Restored to U-verse, For Now

Univision has restored all its TV stations an networks, not just the Univision net and stations, to AT&T's U-verse as the two sides continue to negotiate a new carriage deal.

Univision and the TV stations had remained on U-verse past yesterday's most recent extension deadline, but neither side had commented on whether that meant another 24-hour extension or progress toward a deal.

But Thursday afternoon (March 24), they put out a joint statement saying that "Univision has restored all of their local and cable networks to U-verse customers while the two companies work together to finalize an agreement." There was not mention of a time limit.

AT&T had been asking that all the nets be restored, but previously Univision had agreed only to keep the Univision stations and net on, which had been the case through a series of one-day, then weekend, stays after they were restored so U-verse viewers could access the Democratic candidate debate.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.