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Univision strikes carriage deal with Dish Network after nine-month standoff

US Spanish-language television network Univision, owner of sports channel Univision Deportes Network, has struck a long-term carriage agreement with satellite operator Dish Network, ending a nine-month blackout of Univision channels on the platform.

Univision said in a statement that restoration of its channels on DishLatino and Dish will begin immediately. The exact length of the deal was not disclosed.

Univision Deportes Network will once again be made available to Dish and DishLatino customers, depending on their programming package. Other channels that will become available to subscribers include Univision, UniMás, Galavisión, Tlnovelas and ForoTV.

Univision channels have not been available on Dish Network since June 30 last year, with the Variety website reporting that the two parties were in disagreement over carriage fees.

Univision said that the two companies have agreed to settle all pending litigation between them. Variety noted that Univision sued Dish for false advertising in October, with Dish suing Univision in January, claiming the Univision Now streaming platform and other services infringed upon streaming technology patents.

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