Distributor Olympusat has secured the launch of a half-dozen Hispanic networks on Comcast systems serving the Bay Area.
Under the deal, terms of which were not disclosed, Comcast CableLatino customers in the San Francisco area now have access to Cable Noticias (channel 643); a Latin American news service; movie service Gran Cine (663); the family-friendly La Familia Cosmovision (660); Spanish-language kids network Sorpresa (635); TV Chile (637), a general-entertainment service that includes Chilean soccer matches; and TV Colombia (634), which is known as RCN around the world.
"Comcast is committed to delivering content that reflects the diverse interests of our customers, and Olympusat's wide variety of popular networks and culturally relevant programming helps us fulfill that commitment," said Elaine Barden, vice president of marketing for Comcast California, in a statement. "We're excited to add Olympusat's networks to the vast array of multicultural and international channels that we offer in California as part of Comcast's robust and ever-growing programming lineup."
"Comcast is a leader in providing a deep and diverse offering of multicultural programming, particularly among America's rapidly growing Hispanic audience," noted Ivette Mendez-Kelly, Olympusat's vice president of sales and distribution, Hispanic TV networks.
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