AT&T drops Univision channels from U-verse in pricing dispute
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There have definitely been some fierce disputes between TV suppliers and their networks in recent times, however few are fairly so ugly because the one erupting between AT&T and Univision. AT&T has pulled Univision’s channels from its U-verse TV service after the Hispanic-oriented community pushed for greater carriage charges that it says would match these of its English-language friends. AT&T makes use of polarizing language to explain the spat, claiming that Univision is making an attempt to “extort an outrageous worth improve.” Nevertheless, Univision is even harsher: it is accusing AT&T of “redlining,” or purposefully denying service and truthful remedy alongside ethnic strains.
AT&T denies these accusations, mentioning that it carries seventy eight Spanish-language stations. True or not, it is clear that the businesses aren’t about to seek out widespread floor any time quickly. They’re nonetheless in that early part of TV pricing disputes the place each side painting themselves as heroes preventing an injustice on behalf of their clients. And both approach, it is dangerous information for AT&T’s roughly 6 million U-verse subscribers, a few of whom depend upon Univision for every thing from information to sports activities protection.