In addition, it encompasses Univision owned-and-operated stations, as well affiliated stations owned and run by Entravision Communications Corp., Equity Media Holdings Corp. and Fisher Communications, Inc.

The deal with DirecTV marks Univision's second major retransmission-consent pact. Just after the turn of the year, the leading Spanish-language media holder in the U.S

"The partnership with DirecTV speaks to the growing influence of the Hispanic consumer in the nation," said Univision Communications Inc. CEO Joe Uva in a statement. "Our distributors understand that a partnership with Univision is an investment in sustained growth."

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