Univision viewers in Indianapolis will no longer get the network’s signal through WIIH-17 starting tomorrow, January 1st. The only way to see Univision programming will be through a satellite service with a national feed.
According to Tania E. Lopez, from the Indianapolis Star, LIN TV Corp., the owner of WIIH, decided not to renew its contract with Univision, which expires today.
The Univision blackout in the Indy metro area comes just months after WIIH’s sister station, WISH-8 eliminated the only local Spanish-language TV newscast.
In a statement, a LIN TV spokesperson said it was the company’s intention to continue providing Spanish-language programming, but were unable to “come to appropriate terms on our contract with Univision.”