Univision strikes AT&T U-verse deal

Company also signs deals with Insight, other distributors

NEW YORK -- Spanish-language media giant Univision Communications has struck multi-year distribution deals with AT&T's U-verse video service and cable operator Insight Communications.

The companies didn't provide financial details.

Privately held Univision on Thursday also announced carriage agreements with more than 50 smaller distributors across the country, including Atlantic Broadband, Baja Broadband, Etan Industries, Grande Communications, Guadalupe Valley Communications, Qwest Communications, Service Electric and TVMAX.

All the new agreements include continued distribution of Univision’s broadcast networks, Univision and TeleFutura, and cable network, Galavision. In addition, in certain markets, the deals also include carriage of stations owned and operated by Univision.

Some agreements also include carriage of affiliated stations operated by other firms, such as Entravision Communications and Equity Media Holdings.

The AT&T U-Verse deal has particular strategic importance. “AT&T’s ongoing commitment to Univision, as both a leading advertiser and distributor, demonstrates AT&T's support of the ever growing Hispanic community," said Univision CEO Joe Uva. "We are excited to expand our relationship with AT&T on all levels, allowing both companies to continue to offer quality services and content to our viewers.”
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