FuboTV, Univision still at odds in carriage dispute

FuboTV subscribers may lose access to Univision channels and content as the two companies continue to dispute new contract terms.

On Thursday FuboTV tweeted a statement regarding talks with Univision, saying its still negotiating to renew their long-standing content agreement.

“Univision’s new contract offer would cost us more than double the current rates, which are already at a premium to the market,” FuboTV stated. “We are working diligently to resolve this issue and hope Univision reconsiders their approach in negotiating with FuboTV and will continue to offer their content in our market-leading Latino content package at a fair and reasonable price for consumers.”

Univision did not respond to Fierce Video’s request for comment on the negotiations.

It’s the same statement the sports-centric live TV streaming service tweeted earlier this month. At the time publications including The Streamable reported FuboTV subscribers could be left without Univision channels such as Univision, UniMas, Galavision and TUDN if the two didn’t reach a deal by June 30.

FuboTV is one of the only live TV streaming service with the four Univision-owned channels on their base plan, Vidgo also carries the channels in its basic Enligh-language package.

FuboTV has lost channels before when it couldn’t agree on new carriage terms, including in 2020 when it dropped WarnerMedia channels such as TBS, TNT, CNN and others. In 2021 it dropped channels A&E, History, Lifetime and four others. Other live TV streamers have also faced disputes, such as YouTube TV which avoided a blackout of NBCUniversal’s broadcast and cable networks last October after reaching a new deal.

Updated to reflect that Vidgo also carries the four Univision channels in its base package, an earlier version incorrectly stated FuboTV was the only service to do so.