Univision, Altice Reach A Retrans Deal


MIAMI — Univision Communications will continue to see its array of broadcast stations and cable stations across all local channel lineups on two systems owned by Altice USA.

Altice USA, the parent of Suddenlink and Optimum, renewed a distribution agreement covering Univision’s portfolio of networks and local stations.

This means that all Altice MVPDs will continue to carry networks including Univision, UniMás, Galavisión, Univision Deportes Network (UDN), FOROtv, TLNovelas, Telehit, Bandamax, De Pelicula and De Pelicula Clasico.

Further, Altice will make FUSION TV available to its customers and expand distribution of El Rey Network throughout its footprint.

The Univision portfolio will be accessible through Altice’s all-in-one entertainment platform, the Altice One, which brings together video, internet and connectivity technologies. Altice customers will also continue to have authenticated TV Everywhere access to Univision’s portfolio, allowing them to stream news, sports and entertainment programming on a range of platforms and devices both in and out of their homes.

Univision and Altice will also collaborate on the production of Spanish-language content for Altice’s News 12.

While Univision has reached a new deal with the MVPD owner, it is still awaiting a new deal with DISH Network.

Dish removed all Univision networks, O&O TV stations and affiliate stations owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group and Entravision Communications from its satellite and Sling TV services in early July.

There is no immediate sign of a break in the impasse, which has resulted in harsh words from both DISH and Univision.