WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Comcast continues to expand programming for its Hispanic customers in the Washington, D.C. area with the addition of Telefutura HD and Univision HD. With these launches, Comcast high-definition (HD) customers can watch Univision’s exclusive Spanish-language coverage of all 64 games of the 2010 FIFA World Cup(TM), the premier international soccer tournament taking place in South Africa from June 11 through July 11, along with other network programming in Spanish and in stunning HD. Univision (WFDC) HD appears on Comcast Limited Basic channel 794 and Telefutura (WMDO) HD appears on Comcast Limited Basic channel 795.
Entravision Communications Corporation (NYSE: EVC) owns and operates Telefutura (WMDO) and manages the marketing and sales operations of Univision (WFDC) under a marketing and sales arrangement with Univision Communications Inc.
“We are pleased to be working with Comcast to offer the first Spanish-language HD networks available to its customers in Washington, D.C., just in time for the World Cup,” said Rudy Guernica, Entravision Communications’ General Manager of the Univision and Telefutura stations serving Washington, D.C. “Univision and Telefutura are among the most viewed Spanish-language networks in the country, and our stations have long been where the local Hispanic community turns for information and entertainment.”
“Comcast is committed to delivering programming that reflects the diverse interests of our customers and communities,” said Fred Graffam, regional senior vice president for Comcast. “With the addition of HD Hispanic networks to our lineup, we continue to provide our customers with the information and entertainment that matters most to them.”
Comcast also offers Washington, D.C. area customers a Cable Latino package, which currently delivers a selection of more than 25 Hispanic channels including Canal Sur TV, CNN Espanol, Discovery Espanol, and Galavision. Comcast locally customizes its channel lineups to address the needs of Hispanic customers across its different service areas, including programming for Puerto Rican, Mexican, Cuban, Central American, South American and Caribbean cultures.
Cable Latino customers also have access to Comcast’s signature On Demand service, which offers more than 17,000 entertainment programs each month, including more than 300 Spanish-oriented programs, available to watch any time, with the ability to pause, fast-forward and rewind. With more than 13 billion views to date, Comcast’s On Demand service features everything from movies, music and top TV shows to the most popular kids, sports, lifestyle and local programs. Comcast customers are currently selecting On Demand more than 350 million times every month, with HD On Demand representing the fastest-growing category of content.
Comcast also maintains the “Comcast Latino” broadband portal offering Spanish-language content to Comcast High-Speed Internet customers at www.comcast.net.
The launch of Telefutura HD and Univision HD adds to Comcast’s continuously expanding HD selection for Washington, D.C. customers. In recent months, Comcast has approximately doubled the number of HD channels in Washington, D.C., and currently offers more than 3,000 HD choices On Demand each month.
For more information about Comcast products and services or to order Comcast’s Cable Latino package or HD equipment, customers can call 1-800-COMCAST.
Comcast Corporation (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 23.5 million cable customers, 16.3 million high-speed Internet customers, and 7.9 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 Eastern Division serves approximately 5.7 million residential and business customers across Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. The Eastern Division is based in Oaks, Pennsylvania and employs more than 20,000 people.
About Entravision Communications Corporation
Entravision Communications Corporation is a diversified Spanish-language media company utilizing a combination of television and radio operations to reach Hispanic consumers across the United States, as well as the border markets of Mexico. Entravision is the largest affiliate group of both the top-ranked Univision television network and Univision’s Telefutura network, with television stations in 20 of the nation’s top 50 Hispanic markets. The company also operates one of the nation’s largest groups of primarily Spanish-language radio stations, consisting of 48 owned and operated radio stations. Entravision shares of Class A Common Stock are traded on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol: EVC.