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The Wall Street Journal: Dish and Univision reach deal, ending 9-month blackout

Dish Network Corp. and Univision Communications Inc. agreed to end a more than nine-month standoff that left the satellite TV company without its most popular Spanish-language programming and drove many customers away from the service.

The companies said in a joint statement that they had agreed to settle all pending litigation and restore channels including Univision, Univision Deportes and Galavisión to Dish’s service.

The companies didn’t disclose the terms of their new carriage agreement.

Dish’s DISH, +2.97% customer base has eroded in recent months, as more satellite-TV subscribers abandoned the service in search of less expensive entertainment. Dish Executive Chairman Charlie Ergen said in a recent call with analysts that channel blackouts affecting Univision and HBO, a unit of AT&T Inc.

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