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Univision and Dish strike deal after monthslong programming blackout

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One of the ugliest TV distribution fights in recent history is finally coming to an end after months of harsh rhetoric, complaints and legal battles. DISH and Univision Communications Inc., announced Wednesday a long-term agreement for Dish satellite networks (DISH and DishLATINO) to carry Univision networks and stations.

Why it matters: Dish customers in areas across the United States that are heavily-populated with Hispanic-Americans were unable to access Univision, one of the largest Spanish-language broadcasters in the country, since June 2018.

Qualcomm wins a round in dispute with Apple

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A federal trade judge has determined that Apple infringed on a Qualcomm patent and therefore some older iPhone models should be banned from U.S. import, Bloomberg reports.

Why it matters: This is another round in a broad legal dispute that spans cases in multiple venues in countries across the globe. The threat of an import ban — which the full U.S. International Trade Commission would have to approve — is more likely to make a difference to Apple than any potential fine.

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