ENGLEWOOD, Colo. and NEW YORK, April 1, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- DISH Network Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH), a leading distributor of Spanish-language programming in the United States, today announced a multi-year agreement with Univision Communications Inc., the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. The agreement includes carriage of Univision's owned and operated broadcast stations, and distribution of Univision, TeleFutura and Galavision network feeds.
"For more than a decade, DISH Network has been dedicated to providing the best Latino programming at the lowest possible prices," said Charlie Ergen, Chairman, CEO and President of DISH Network. "This new agreement with Univision demonstrates our continued commitment to the Latino community by delivering some of the highest quality Spanish-language programming available anywhere."
"We look forward to this long-term partnership with DISH Network," said Joe Uva, CEO of Univision Communications Inc. "We would both like to thank our viewers and DISH Network customers for their patience and support during the negotiations."
The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
About DISH Network Corporation
DISH Network Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH) provides approximately 13.678 million satellite TV customers as of Dec. 31, 2008 with the highest quality programming and technology at the best value, including the lowest all-digital price nationwide. Customers have access to hundreds of video and audio channels, the most international channels in the U.S., state-of-the-art interactive TV applications, and award-winning HD and DVR technology including 1080p Video on Demand and the DuoDVRTM ViP(R) 722 DVR, a CNET and PC Magazine "Editors' Choice." DISH Network is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and is a Fortune 250 company. Visit www.dishnetwork.com.
About Univision Communications
Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S., reaching 97% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 85% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavision, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 64 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 70 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 5 stations in Puerto Rico; and Univision Interactive Media, which includes http://www.univision.com, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S., and Univision Movil, the industry's most comprehensive Spanish-language suite of mobile offerings. Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa's pay television channels in the U.S. Univision Communications has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.univision.net
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