Televisa and Univision head to court again tomorrow. This time, to set the record straight as to who has the internet rights to Televisa programming in the U.S.
Both companies settled another suit out of court back in January. In that one, Televisa was threatening to break their 25-year programming deal, claiming breach of contract and owed royalties. Thankfully for Univision, a deal was reached and they’ll keep on airing Televisa’s popular telenovelas until 2017.
There’s a lot at stake with the internet rights. In a statement released last week, Univision argued that “Televisa does not have the right to compete with Univision by broadcasting over the Internet in the United States programs it has licensed to Univision.”
But Televisa’s stand is that the 1992 agreement exempts internet and that it was limited to TV broadcasting.