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December, 28, 2009 - 09:30 AM / ET

Comcast Launches Expanded Hispanic Programming In Lawrence
With 55 Channels and 300 On Demand Choices, Comcast Dramatically Boosts Spanish-Language Offering in Lawrence and Seven Merrimack Valley Communities

Comcast Launches Expanded Hispanic Programming In Lawrence

    LAWRENCE, Mass., Dec. 28 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Comcast today introduced an expanded offering of Hispanic programming in Lawrence and seven other Merrimack Valley communities, including Andover, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Methuen, North Andover and North Reading, delivering local consumers significantly more Spanish-language choices than ever before.  The launch follows the recent completion of Comcast's digital network enhancement in those cities and towns, which also resulted in the availability of more than 100 High-Definition (HD) channels and super-fast Internet speeds of up to 50 Mbps to customers who live in the area.

 

    With the availability of the expanded Hispanic tier, which nearly triples the company's previous local offering, Comcast now provides viewers with 55 of the most popular Spanish-language networks along with 300 choices of Hispanic On Demand programming to watch whenever they want.  The new programming, including AYM Sports, Caracol TV, Telehit, Ritmoson Latino, Bandamax, De Pelicula and TV Venezuela, ranges from sports and news to movies and general entertainment.

 

    Bundled with Basic Cable, which delivers approximately 20 channels of local broadcast, community access and Spanish-language programming such as Univision, Telefutura, Telemundo, Azteca America and Cuencavision, and a digital cable box, the tier is available for just $24.95 a month.

 

    "Comcast is committed to providing the best diverse programming that connects our customers with their heritage and homeland," said Sue Wante, Area Vice President of Comcast.  "With the recent completion of our digital network enhancement, we are thrilled to offer Spanish-speaking consumers in Lawrence and beyond the most diverse and robust lineup of Hispanic programming around.  Paired with an explosion of new HD choices and super-fast Internet speeds, we are proud to offer the ultimate home entertainment experience to consumers in Andover, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Lawrence, Methuen, North Andover and North Reading."

 

    The expanded tier includes the following channels:

 

    Channel        Network         Channel            Network

      *641        TBN Enlace          *672         CBTV Michoacan

      *642   Telefe Internacional     *673           Caracol TV

      *643       TeleFormula          *674           Canal 52MX

      *644        TeleRitmo           *675         Canal 24 Horas

      *645         TV Chile           *676           Mexico 22

      *646       TV Colombia          *677         Cable Noticias

      *647        Video Rola          *678           AYM Sports

      *648        Utilisima            704           Supercanal

      *649    TVE Internacional        705              Mun2

      *650       TV Venezuela          706      Discovery en Espanol

      *652         Telehit             707           Cinelatino

      *653     Ritmoson Latino         708     Fox Sports en Espanol

      *654         Bandamax            709         CNN en Espanol

      *655       De Pelicula           711            MTV Tr3s

      *656   De Pelicula Clasico       712           Venemovies

      *657         SUR Peru            713         Cine Mexicano

      *658        SUR Mexico           714             GolTV

      *659           SUR               716 The History Channel en Espanol

      *660       Once Mexico           717          WAPA America

      *661       Multimedios           718    Telemicro Internacional

      *662        Mexicanal            719           Galavision

      *663  La Familia Cosmovision     720         ESPN Deportes

      *664         Infinito            722            Sorpresa

      *665           HTV               723         Latele Novela

      *666         HITN-TV             757         TV Dominicana

      *667        Gran Cine

      *668       EWTN Espanol

      *669       El Garage TV

      *670  Ecuavisa Internacional

      *671         Docu TVE

 

    * Denotes newly added channel

 

    With Comcast's digital network enhancement completed in dozens of Massachusetts communities, the expanded Hispanic programming tier is also available in cities and towns around the state, from Boston to Marlborough and from Woburn to Westfield.  The programming package will become available in other local communities as the digital network enhancement effort is completed over the next year. 

 

    In addition to the Spanish-language offerings, Comcast offers a wide array of multicultural programming serving French, Russian, Brazilian, Portuguese, Southeast Asian, Korean, Filipino, Arabic and Italian viewers.

 

    Customers who want to learn more about Comcast or order the expanded Hispanic tier of service can call 1-800-COMCAST or visit www.comcast.com.

 

    About Comcast Corporation

    Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services.  With 23.8 million cable customers, 15.7 million high-speed Internet customers and 7.4 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.

 

    Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net).  Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, which owns two professional sports teams, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, and a large, multipurpose arena in Philadelphia, the Wachovia Center, and manages other facilities for sporting events, concerts and other events.

 

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