Comcast Adds Hispanic Networks1 Aug, 2011 By: Angelique Flores
Comcast Corp. is expanding the carriage of eight Latino networks.
When Comcast acquired NBC Universal, one of the commitments made was to expand the distribution of at least three networks that are owned or controlled by Latinos or target the Latino community by at least 10 million digital basic subscribers. Comcast will surpass that goal by 40% by adding about 14 million subscribers to eight Latino networks.
The eight networks that have expanded carriage on Comcast systems are Azteca America, Galavision, HITN, LATV, mun2, Telefutura, Telemundo and Univision.
Comcast, which serves more than 23 million U.S. subscribers, provides more than 60 Latino or Spanish-language networks on most of its major cable systems. Broadening the reach of these networks is the latest in a series of moves by Comcast to increase the availability of minority-focused programming on its cable systems.