Comcast Expands Spanish-Language Coverage of the 2008 Democratic National Convention
PHILADELPHIA, PA and SANTA MONICA, CA
Comcast Corporation, the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services, and Entravision Communications Corporation have teamed-up to deliver Spanish-language content for the upcoming 2008 Democratic National Convention.
As part of the partnership, Comcast will provide Spanish-language translation services for content and programming from the Democratic National Convention, which will give Entravision up to eight hours of content per day to air across its network of radio and television stations and stream on its websites.
In addition, Comcast Latino, the online destination for Latinos, will stream video content of the Democratic National Convention on its popular site, Comcast.terra.com, which is powered by Terra.com. Terra is the largest original digital content producer for U.S. Hispanics and includes 29 channels in Spanish featuring News, Music, Entertainment, Sports and Terra TV, as well as community areas, blogs and services. Terra.com has 2.6 million unique viewers in the U.S. per month.
"We are excited about this partnership with Entravision and Comcast Latino to provide this important content in Spanish to Latinos across the country," said David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation. "Many more Latinos will now have the opportunity to be a part of the electoral process and experience the messages conveyed during the Democratic National Convention."
"The translation and technology services offered by Comcast and Entravision will play an important role in equipping our citizens with the tools to more fully participate in the Convention," said U.S. Senator Ken Salazar. "For communities who have not engaged in the political process due to language barriers, this partnership provides a tremendous community service."
"Entravision is pleased to be partnering with Comcast to provide this valuable content to the Latino community," said Walter F. Ulloa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Entravision. "We are committed to encouraging the Latino community to become engaged in the political process and providing information from the Democratic National Convention through our outlets will allow the messages to reach hundreds of thousands of Spanish-language radio listeners and TV viewers."
Last month, the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) announced that Comcast Corporation will produce simultaneous, online streaming coverage of the Convention in Spanish at DemConvention.com and make available a broad range of Convention content through its signature video on demand service. The DNCC also announced that Comcast has been named the Convention's Official Cable Television and Video-On-Demand (VOD) provider. The 2008 Democratic National Convention will run from Monday, August 25, until Thursday, August 28, in Denver, Colorado.
"From day one, we set out to make this year's Convention different - one that is more accessible to the American people and more inclusive of our Party's big tent,'" said Leah D. Daughtry, CEO of the Democratic National Convention Committee. "Working with Comcast to expand the reach of our unprecedented Spanish language simulcast is yet another example of how we are throwing open the doors of this Convention and bringing all Americans into this historic experience."
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services. With 24.7 million cable customers, 14.1 million high-speed Internet customers, and 5.2 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten Comcast SportsNet networks and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet business. Comcast 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.
About Entravision Communications Corporation
Entravision Communications Corporation (NYSE: EVC) is a diversified Spanish-language media company utilizing a combination of television and radio operations to reach Hispanic consumers across the United States, as well as the border markets of Mexico. Entravision is the largest affiliate group of both the top-ranked Univision television network and Univision's TeleFutura network, with television stations in 20 of the nation's top 50 Hispanic markets. The company also operates one of the nation's largest groups of primarily Spanish-language radio stations, consisting of 48 owned and operated radio stations. Entravision shares of Class A Common Stock are traded on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol: EVC.