Diversity & Inclusion
Comcast Announces Carriage of Nine New Multicultural Services
San Francisco, CA
Diverse Programming Provides Cultural Choices to Comcast Customers
Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA; CMCSK), the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, today announced carriage agreements with nine multicultural channels and On Demand services. These new offerings are part of Comcast's emphasis on providing consumers with the widest possible array of multicultural programming and expanded entertainment and information choices.
"Today, the American television audience is more diverse than ever and we have responded by offering consumers significantly expanded multicultural programming choices," said David Jensen, vice president of International Programming at Comcast. "We are also enhancing the value of our video on demand service by offering an ever-increasing array of content with multicultural appeal, which is available at no additional charge in most cases to our digital customers. The abundance of these new and diverse programming sources is one of the most exciting things Comcast is doing in the programming area today."
Comcast systems collectively offer consumers more than 50 channels featuring multicultural programming from around the world, including adding 38 additional multicultural channels in the last year alone. In Comcast markets where these services will be carried, launch dates and channel locations will vary. Content from several of these networks will also be available on Comcast's Video On Demand service in multiple markets. Terms of the agreements were not disclosed.
Comcast Corporation ( http://www.comcast.com ) is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 21.5 million cable customers and 7 million high-speed Internet customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable networks and in the delivery of programming content.
The Company's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, Outdoor Life Network, G4, AZN Television, TV One and four Comcast SportsNets. The Company also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.