Sling TV tosses out its entire Broadcast Extra package amid Univision dispute

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Spanish language broadcaster Univision, along with several of its owned cable networks, have been blacked out on Dish Network and its Sling TV virtual MVPD since this past weekend. (Sling TV)

Sling TV has stopped offering its Broadcast Extra add-on amid a program licensing dispute with Univision. 

“We are not currently offering our Broadcast Extra service, which includes ABC, Univision and UniMás, on Sling TV. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this causes with viewing the programming that matters to you,” said a Sling FAQ posted Monday.

A Sling TV spokesperson told Cord Cutters News that the service hopes to soon offer ABC again to its subscribers. 

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Spanish language broadcaster Univision, along with several of its owned cable networks, have been blacked out on Dish Network and its Sling TV virtual MVPD since this past weekend. Both sides have, of course, accused the other of initiating the blackout and making unreasonable demands.

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Sling TV offers access to Fox and NBC—using local stations in major markets—through its Sling “Blue” platform. The vMVPD does not have a retransmission deal in place for CBS.

Sling can offer ABC as an add-on to either Orange or Blue through its master deal with The Walt Disney Company.

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On its FAQ, Sling is offering a free over-the-air antenna with a two-month Sling TV commitment.

Notably, the company is not yet promoting its AirTV whole-home OTA system as a solution.