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5ftLatina
(@kat)
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If you have Dish, they're considering dropping Univision.

ETA: perdón, they're negotiating a long-term contract, which is not the same thing. Even if it kind of is.

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Posted : July 2, 2018 4:00 pm
5ftLatina
(@kat)
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My local Univision affiliate posted this on Facebook:

EDITORIAL: DISH dejó de distribuir las cadenas de Univision, y estamos trabajando duro para asegurarnos que usted pueda recuperar el acceso. Lo animamos a llamar a DISH al 1-800-500-4252 y dejarles saber que quieren que Univision vuelva. Estamos decepcionados de que DISH no haya aceptado nuestra oferta de extender nuestro acuerdo para evitar una interrupción de servicio. Comprendemos su frustración. Solo queremos que DISH valore a Univision tanto como valora cadenas similares en inglés. Estamos trabajando duro para resolver la situación.

So basically they're still trying to work out a deal, but they feel like Dish network doesn't value the Spanish-language stations as much. If you're a dish subscriber, they recommend you call 1-800-500-4252 and let them know you want Univision back.

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Posted : July 4, 2018 2:44 pm
jarifa
(@jarifa)

If worse comes to worse or  one decides  to cut the cable, there is always regular tv with an antenna. Btw, it is HD.  I have Comcast but always have one tv on antenna. 

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Posted : July 5, 2018 7:56 am
5ftLatina
(@kat)
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True, and Univision's app, which has more than just what's on TV. I think they mentioned Sling as being included in the spat.

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Posted : July 5, 2018 8:02 am
Sara
 Sara
(@topperarnold)

Regular TV with an antenna is not an option in areas without a local affiliate is it? 

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Posted : July 5, 2018 12:51 pm
jarifa
(@jarifa)

I think  not but it does work for those near larger metropolitan areas with affiliates or areas with many Spanish speakers.   Many people living in those areas don’t even know that antenna tv is an option for any kind of tv viewing anymore. 

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Posted : July 5, 2018 1:33 pm
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 Sara
(@topperarnold)

I would be screwed without cable. A quick and half-assed google search leads me to belive that a large portion of the US would be without Univision without cable or DISH:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Univision_affiliates_(table)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Univision_affiliates_(by_U.S._state) (Though this one looks sketchy to me...nothing for New York?)

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Posted : July 6, 2018 2:31 pm
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5ftLatina
(@kat)
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I'm trying not to see it as part of a huge conspiracy to tamp down on speaking languages other than English in this country. I mean, I'm sure no one's organizing a plan or anything, but when I think about what was going on with Telemundo's actors' salaries before they unionized and the reason Telemundo was able to get away with it for so long was because the rules for Spanish-language media allowed it...and then to have Univision saying Dish pays less for the Spanish-language networks than the English-language ones...I'm just feeling very suspicious. And belligerent.

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Posted : July 6, 2018 2:45 pm
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 Sara
(@topperarnold)

I'm always suspicious of things too. And I get belligerent about it. I can see what you are saying. We've said before that a lot of people view Spanish language television as a joke. Corporate America must have similar views. A quick look at social media accounts for Spanish language television wouldn't exactly change their minds. Why should they pay more for what they perceive as trashy programming that won't bring in more advertisers.

Meanwhile, advertisers mine the Hispanic market like crazy.

It's all very weird. Univision supposedly had some huge growth 10 years ago and now it's shrinking. Honestly I think there was a boom with Joel McHale was mocking telemundo on his show and now the English speakers have lost their interest. Does that make sense? Or am I being belligerent about another topic?

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Posted : July 6, 2018 2:56 pm
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5ftLatina
(@kat)
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Um, excuse me, Dish? Explain this:

https://www.facebook.com/UnivisionArizona/photos/a.207000532659204.63386.166182736740984/2588205407872026/?type=3&theater

If you can't see the infographic or don't want to click, it's based on info from Neilsen.

  • Uni is the 3rd most popular network on Dish regardless of language.
  • Uni Deportes is the 2nd most popular sports network regardless of language.
  • Uni's channels are watched by 60% of subscribers to Dish Latino.

Apologies for any mistranslations.

 

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Posted : July 7, 2018 12:03 pm
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 Sara
(@topperarnold)
Posted by: 5ftLatina

If you can't see the infographic or don't want to click, it's based on info from Neilsen.

  • Uni is the 3rd most popular network on Dish regardless of language.
  • Uni Deportes is the 2nd most popular sports network regardless of language.
  • Uni's channels are watched by 60% of subscribers to Dish Latino.

Apologies for any mistranslations.

 

Interesting. I've always sort of felt like Spanish-language viewers get screwed. It's not like they all live in metro areas or areas with large Spanish speaking populations (and. Can therefore just use an antenna.) In most cases Spanish speakers will have to pay (Dish, cable, Sling) in order to get Spanish language programming. 

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Posted : July 7, 2018 12:17 pm

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