Univision, DirecTV in carriage pact

Spanish-language media giant inks multi-year carriage deal

NEW YORK -- Spanish-language media giant Univision Communications has reached a multi-year carriage agreement with satellite TV provider DirecTV.

The companies didn't unveil financial details of the retransmission consent pact, which marks another key deal for Univision. It recently also reached an agreement with cable giant Comcast Corp.

The DirecTV deal includes carriage of Univision’s owned and operated broadcast stations, cable network Galavision and the network feeds for the Univision and TeleFutura networks.

It also includes carriage in certain markets of affiliated stations owned and operated by Entravision Communications, Equity Media Holdings and Fisher Communications.

“The partnership with DirecTV speaks to the growing influence of the Hispanic consumer in the nation,” said Univision CEO Joe Uva.

“We are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship both with Univision and the large base of Hispanic customers who enjoy Univision’s programming on DirecTV,” said Derek Chang, executive vp, content strategy and development, DirecTV.