Univision Stations, Net, Remain on U-Verse

Univision and AT&T continued to try and come to a carriage agreement and the former's network and TV stations will continue to be carried on the latter's U-Verse service for another 24 hours.

The two sides agreed on yet another extension early Friday until 1 a.m. Saturday morning, March 19, as they try to work out a new agreement.

Univision stations and networks went off U-Verse March 4 amid acrimonious countercharges but the rhetoric cooled, the stations and Univision network went back on last week for the Univision-hosted Democratic debate and have remained on through a series of extensions.

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.) last week urged a resolution ASAP for the sake of the Latino community, saying "has an unprecedented opportunity this year to be a strong and decisive voice in our nation’s future."

While AT&T asked that that access be extended to Univision's other networks--UniMás, Galavisión, and Univision Deportes Network--but that has not been the case.

John Eggerton

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.