Comcast Enhances Its Hispanic Programming With the Addition of Canal 52MX; Leading Mexican Network Now Available for the First Time in the United States
Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), the country's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, today announced that it is adding Canal 52MX, a leading Mexican network, to its digital cable lineup. Beginning June 8, Canal 52MX will be available at no additional cost to customers who subscribe to Comcast's CableLatino, Selecto or digital cable packages in select markets. Canal 52MX is available only on cable, and Comcast is the first cable company to carry this channel in the United States.
Canal 52MX offers a wide variety of Spanish-language programming, including a growing library of original productions. Its format combines comedy, action and drama series; music blocks and special events; sporting programs; Mexican films; and extended news coverage. In addition to carrying the channel, Comcast initially is making 15 hours of Canal 52MX programming available as part of its ON DEMAND en espanol video-on-demand service.
"The addition of Canal 52MX is part of Comcast's ongoing commitment to offer programming that reflects the diverse needs and interests of the communities we serve," said Mauro Panzera, Senior Director of Multicultural Video for Comcast Cable. "By continually adding highly valued programming, like Canal 52MX, to our lineup, we bring viewers more choice, value and control in their home entertainment."
Through an affiliation agreement with MVS Television - a Mexican TV production, programming and advertising sales company - Canal 52MX will be available in Comcast markets with a strong Hispanic presence, including Albuquerque, Chicago, Denver, Fresno, Miami, northern New Jersey, Sacramento and San Francisco.
By offering Hispanic customers up to 20 channels of the most-requested and highly valued Spanish-language networks as part of its CableLatino and Selecto programming packages, Comcast brings a wide range of entertainment and information to the Hispanic community. Through ON DEMAND en espanol, Comcast offers more than 100 hours of Hispanic programming that customers can choose from any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
About MVS Television
MVS Television is involved in TV production, programming and advertising sales, and belongs to the group MVS Comunicaciones based in Mexico City. MVS Television is an entity recognized in the TV channel distribution market around the world with channels 52MX, ZAZ Moviepark, Multipremier, Multicinema, Cine Latino, EXA TV and associated channel like Antena 3. Its channels are distributed to different pay television systems throughout Mexico, Central, South America, the Caribbean and the Spanish speaking market of the USA. MVS Television is a registered trademark of MVS Comunicaciones.
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