The following may be attributed to Jim Cicconi, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs:
“We appreciate the statement from Univision’s Ms. Herrera-Flanigan and her recognition of AT&T’s strong record on diversity and inclusion. One point requires clarification, though. U-verse customers did not simply ‘lose access to the family of Univision networks.’ That access was pulled by Univision, despite our offer to extend the carriage agreement temporarily while a new long-term agreement was being worked out.
“AT&T remains committed to Spanish language channels, and we currently carry 78 of them. We have been and continue to be committed to paying fair, market rates for content so U-verse customers are protected from big increases in their bills. We continue to hope for a resolution of this matter consistent with those principles.”