DISH Network Restores WAPA Televisión, WAPA América


Hemisphere Media Group has reached a multiyear agreement with DISH Network to restore WAPA Televisión and WAPA Deportes in Puerto Rico and WAPA América in the U.S. on its service.

The two companies reached an agreement after lengthy negotiations since the networks went dark on October 24. Distribution of WAPA Televisión and WAPA Deportes was restored on December 16, and distribution of WAPA América will resume in January. In addition, DISH has entered into a multiyear renewal to distribute CentroAméricaTV on DishLATINO in the U.S.

“We are deeply grateful to our viewers for their loyalty and support during our time off-air, and are pleased to have reached an agreement with DISH, allowing our loyal audience to once again enjoy news, entertainment and sports from the number one television network in Puerto Rico,” said Alan J. Sokol, president and CEO of Hemisphere Media Group, WAPA’s parent company. “We are also pleased that DISH will continue to distribute CentroAméricaTV, reflecting the importance and value of these networks to Hispanics living in the U.S.”