In time for debate, Univision’s back (temporarily) on U-verse lineup

AT&T U-verse customers across the country, including right here in Austin, will be able to watch tonight’s Democratic debate on Univision after all.

Univision-owned stations went dark last week on U-verse, the result of a contract dispute over retransmission fees – money cable and satellite providers must pay in order to carry networks. But the two sides have agreed to temporarily set aside their differences so audiences can watch Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders square off tonight.

The debate, which will air live from Miami, starts at 8 p.m. on KAKW Channel 62.

Univision this afternoon called on AT&T to continue airing the network’s programming for 24 hours following the debate. Dallas-based AT&T didn’t immediately respond to Univision’s request.

Author: Gary Dinges

Gary Dinges covers bars/restaurants, movies, music, radio and TV -- plus a bunch of other fun stuff -- for the Austin American-Statesman.

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