Looks like peace is at hand in the battle of the “U”s: Univision and AT&T’s U-verse.
The telco and Spanish language broadcaster say that “Univision has restored all of their local and cable networks to U-Verse customers while the two companies work together to finalize an agreement.”
No word on terms.
That appears to end a confusing period for U-verse’s 5.6 million subscribers. Univision-owned local stations and national pay TV services including UniMás, Galavisión and Univision Deportes Network went dark on March 4.
The stations were restored on March 10, when Univision sponsored a GOP presidential debate. But the national services were unavailable until now.
The war of words became intense, especially when Univision accused AT&T of “redlining our audience by refusing to recognize the value of the Univision networks and the consumers we serve.”
It also charged AT&T with engaging in “discriminatory behavior” by refusing to agree to “fair compensation, on par with English language broadcasters.”
AT&T’s Senior EVP External and Legislative Affairs Jim Cicconi fired back that Univision “stooped to despicable allegations in an effort to extort an outrageous price increase — an increase which ultimately will come at the expense of all our customers, including Univision viewers.”