House lawmakers ask Comcast to carry Latino-owned channels

By on Aug, 4 2014 with Comments 0

Comcast-logoRep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA) and 52 other House lawmakers are asking Comcast to make a commitment to carry Latino-focused channels as the cable giant seeks to acquire Time Warner Cable. When Comcast acquired a controlling stake in NBCUniversal in 2011, it committed to adding 10 new independent channels by 2019, as well as to increased carriage of independent networks. The company said in a recent diversity report that it has greatly increased on-demand and online content aimed at the Hispanic market, as well as for other groups, since the end of 2010

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