Dish, Univision Go Local in P.R.

EchoStar Communications Corp.’s Dish Network will offer Univision Communications Inc.’s local programming via satellite in Puerto Rico, the two companies announced Thursday.

Univision said its WLII is the No. 1-rated television station in Puerto Rico, currently maintaining a 37% share of the viewing audience.

“By offering Univision Puerto Rico's unique blend of the highest-quality locally produced programming with the best international offerings on Dish Network, EchoStar will provide its customers in Puerto Rico with the most popular Spanish-language programming available,” WLII/WSUR president and general manager Larry Sands said in a prepared statement.