MIAMI, Sept. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — NBC UNIVERSO, the modern sports and entertainment cable channel for Latinos, today announced that Comcast, the nation's largest cable TV provider, has launched NBC UNIVERSO in HD. Subscribers on Xfinity TV across Comcast's West Division markets will be able to enjoy edgy entertainment, blockbuster movies, and many of the world's top sports franchises in Spanish, telecast in brilliant high definition.
NBC UNIVERSO in HD is now available to millions of Xfinity TV households in California (San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento,
Fresno and Stockton); Colorado (Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Greeley); New Mexico (Albuquerque and Santa Fe); Seattle; Portland, Ore.; Salt Lake City; Tucson, Ariz.; Minneapolis/St. Paul and Houston.
"NBC UNIVERSO is championing the effort to bring Latinos the world-class sports and modern, edgy entertainment they want and deserve, and watching this compelling content in HD is important to them," said Ruben Mendiola, President, NBC UNIVERSO. "Latinos are of paramount importance to Comcast, and by airing NBC UNIVERSO in HD, Xfinity TV is helping to bring a great viewing experience to many more U.S. Hispanic households."
Earlier this year, satellite provider DIRECTV began airing NBC UNIVERSO in HD to coincide with the network's re-launch on Feb. 1, 2015, the day the channel was the exclusive home to Super Bowl XLIX in Spanish. Cox
Communications is in the process of rolling out NBC UNIVERSO in HD; and this past spring, Bright House Networks also launched NBC UNIVERSO in HD. The network continues to work on rolling out additional HD carriage.
Sports are best viewed in high definition, and the launch of NBC UNIVERSO in HD on Xfinity TV comes just as the network presents La NFL en NBC UNIVERSO – select Sunday Night Football games in Spanish – as well as Clubs Leon and Pachuca in Liga MX; CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers and Olympic Soccer Qualifiers; FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile beginning in October; Premier League; NASCAR; MMA Combate Americas; WWE; Extreme Sports, and its signature sports show: Escena Deportiva.
In addition to sports, NBC UNIVERSO also offers edgy programming including provocative scripted series, reality and competition series, popular strategic acquisitions, blockbuster
movies, music and must-see events.
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NBC UNIVERSO (www.nbcuniverso.com) is a modern general entertainment cable channel for Latinos, bringing the world's top sports franchises and edgy, emotional programming to more than 40 million households in the U.S. As one of the most widely available modern cable channels for U.S. Latinos, NBC UNIVERSO delivers a thrilling mix of exclusive sports action – including FIFA World Cup™, NASCAR, NFL, Premier League and The 2016 Rio Olympics – along with signature series, blockbuster movies, music, must-see live events and strategic acquisitions, on TV, online and mobile devices. NBC UNIVERSO is part of Hispanic Enterprises and Content, a division of NBCUniversal (www.nbcuniversal.com), one of the world's leading media and entertainment
companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation (www.comcastcorporation.com).