Greg Rigdon, EVP, Content Acquisition for Comcast Cable

Comcast Cable accepting proposals for two new Hispanic American owned independent networks

27 de agosto de 2015


Comcast Cable announced the company is now accepting proposals for two substantially Hispanic American owned, independent English-language networks that it will launch in select Comcast markets by January 28, 2017. This announcement is part of the company’s commitment to launch 10 independently owned and operated networks as part of a series of public interest commitments made by Comcast in connection with the NBCUniversal transaction completed in 2011. Of the 10 networks, all of which are to launch by 2019, four will be majority African American owned, two will be operated by Hispanic American programmers, two will be substantially Hispanic American owned, and two will be independent. These criteria were established based on several agreements Comcast entered into with leading diversity organizations in 2010. Since then, five independent networks have already successfully launched, including ASPiRE, BabyFirst Americas, BBC World News, El Rey, and REVOLT. “We are committed to delivering programming that reflects the interests of our customers and are eager to review many innovative network proposals with the potential to bring new and exciting content to our customers,” said Greg Rigdon, EVP, Content Acquisition for Comcast Cable. Comcast will accept proposals for every major genre, including general entertainment, movies, music, kids, news, and sports. Proposals are due by October 9, 2015, and the two networks will be selected in the coming months. More info. {corporate.comcast.com/diverseprogramming}

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