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Univision ups ante with rebranded apps, more blackouts to come?

What a week for live sports, and we don’t mean on the pitch. Not only did Sinclair emerge victorious in the big-bucks deal for Fox’s fabled sports networks and YouTube strike a historic deal with MLB (see separate stories in this issue), but Spanish TV network Univision played its hand by rolling out an ambitious new content slate coupled with a new face for its lucrative live sports assets. With Univision caught up in some contentious carriage disagreements, most notably with Dish Network singling out Univision as a primary cause of subscriber losses, the network’s heightened broad multiplatform portfolio plans could spell further bad news for the pay TV operator community. Firstly, Univision has rebranded its Univision Deportes multi-platform sports…

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