Home » Uncategorized » HTTP’s Statement on the DISH Network/Univision Communications Inc. Negotiation Impasse

On June 30th, over a contract dispute, DISH Network stopped carrying Univision Communications Inc. This happened in the midst of children being taken away from their parents at the border, the upcoming mid-term elections and during a time when Latinos need to be informed about relevant new policy and other developments that deeply impact the Latino community. Having a reliable source of news and information is vital to everyday life, but especially during these critical times. The Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP) strongly supports a rapid and fair mediation between DISH Network and Univision Communications Inc. to ensure that Latinos are not left without a primary source of current news and information. It is critical that Spanish-speaking and bilingual Latinos in the U.S. are not cut off from necessary information updates provided by Univision.

We encourage DISH Network to understand the significant impact that this impasse has on the Latino community and to not marginalize the community in the process. Now more than ever, diverse viewpoints are needed in the American media. HTTP urges DISH Network to work with Univision Communications Inc. to reach an amicable resolution for this conflict for the sake of the thousands of American Latinos being impacted by this blackout.

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