Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Increasing Independence

In 2011, Comcast announced its plans to distribute eight new minority-owned and/or -operated independent networks on its cable systems, four of which would be controlled or operated by African Americans and four of which would be controlled or operated by Latinos. Two of those networks launched in 2012, and two launched in 2013.


Comcast joined with sports legend and entrepreneur Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Up TV (formerly the Gospel Music Channel) to launch ASPiRE in 2012. Since its launch, ASPiRE has been offered on Comcast’s digital basic tier and continues to deliver enlightening, entertaining, and positive programming to African American families with a diverse slate including movies, documentaries, short films, music, comedy, visual and performing arts, and faith and inspirational programs.



REVOLT TV, the new 24-hour music, pop culture, and social media interactive network developed by Sean "Diddy" Combs, launched in October of 2013 in select cities nationwide on Comcast’s Xfinity TV. REVOLT TV is a multi-genre, multi- platform music network that delivers music news in real time and the best in music programming.


BabyFirst Americas

Launched in 2012, BabyFirst Americas is a Latino- focused English-language channel proposed by Spanish-language television veteran Constantino "Said" Schwarz, designed for children and their parents and emphasizing the importance of early development of verbal, math, and motor skills.


El Rey

El Rey launched in December of 2013. This channel is the brainchild of legendary Hollywood director Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures executives John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa. This network is designed to be an action-packed general entertainment channel in English for Hispanic and general audiences that includes a mix of reality, scripted, and animated series, movies, documentaries, news, music, comedy, and sports programming.