Univision is ratcheting up its criticism of Verizon for deciding to “withhold Univision news, information and services from their Hispanic subscribers” by dropping the network’s signal from its FiOS service in a carriage dispute.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Hispanic TV network said Verizon had dropped it “entirely without warning.”
Verizon responded in a statement contending that Univision had not come forward with an offer it considered reasonable.
Later, Verizon provided Deadline with a letter sent to Chairman Ajit Pai of the Federal Communications Commission, dated Oct. 19. In the letter, Verizon claimed that “Univision has consistently insisted on unreasonable terms that would raise prices and harm our customers.” Verizon maintained it was willing to continue negotiations.
A statement this afternoon from Univision said the network has received support from members of Congress as well as the National Hispanic Media Coalition. It linked to a letter of support from the NHMC (read it here).
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