Dish to Launch Univision Trio of Networks

Sports, news, novela services to bow in first half as part of broad distribution pact
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Univision has signed its first affiliate deal for its trio of telenovela, sports and news networks, as part of far-reaching distribution pact with Dish Network.

The deal, financial terms of which were not disclosed, calls for Dish to launch Univision Deportes, Univision tlnovelas and Univision Noticias. The No. 2 DBS provider will also offer exclusive access to Deportes Dos, a second sports network. The rollouts will occur during the first half of the year.

The agreement marks Univision's first carriage pact for the new networks. The U.S. Spanish-language media leader began talking up the services around its upfront presentation to advertisers last May.

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