MIAMI, May 6 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — WAPA América, the U.S. cable network arm of the leading broadcaster in Puerto Rico, WAPA Televisión, launched on Comcast’s “CableLatino” package throughout Colorado on May 5, 2009.
“This is exciting news for the thousands of Puerto Rican and Caribbean viewers living in Colorado,” said Bill Mosher, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for the Colorado Region. “Puerto Ricans comprise the second largest Hispanic group in Denver and its surrounding areas and we are proud to offer highly-rated and culturally-relevant programming directly from the television leader in Puerto Rico. The launch of WAPA América represents an important addition to our comprehensive offering of Spanish-language channels.”
WAPA América offers the best programming from WAPA Televisión, Puerto Rico’s leading broadcast network. WAPA América transmits more than 30 hours per week of local Puerto Rican news and 40 hours per week of original entertainment programming, including SuperXclusivo, the highest-rated local program in Puerto Rico. WAPA América is also the exclusive broadcaster of many sports, including National Puerto Rico Superior Basketball League and Puerto Rico Soccer League games.
“The addition of WAPA América to Comcast Colorado’s CableLatino lineup highlights the growing demand for Puerto Rican programming among Hispanics living in the United States,” said Joe Ramos, President of WAPA Televisión. “WAPA Television produces the top-rated local programs in Puerto Rico and we are proud to be the only U.S. channel to offer programming from Puerto Rico.”
WAPA América is now available on channel 617 in Denver Metro & Northern Colorado and on channel 295 in Colorado Springs.
Currently, WAPA América is viewed in approximately 3,000,000 homes throughout the U.S. on major cable, satellite and telephony providers.
For more information on WAPA América, visit http://www.WapaAmerica.com.
About WAPA América
WAPA América originates from Puerto Rico and contains the best programming of WAPA Televisión, Puerto Rico’s leading broadcast network. WAPA América transmits Puerto Rico’s most popular local entertainment programming, including SuperXclusivo, the highest rated local program in Puerto Rico, and more than 30 hours per week of local news. Currently, WAPA América is viewed in approximately 3 million homes throughout the U.S. and distributed on major cable, satellite and IPTV providers, including Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, DirecTV, Verizon FiOS, and AT&T U-verse. WAPA-TV is a portfolio company of private equity firm InterMedia Partners. For a complete list of WAPA América’s distribution, local channel and programming information, visit http://www.WapaAmerica.com.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation’s leading provider of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 24.1 million cable customers, 15.3 million high-speed Internet customers, and 6.8 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, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.
SOURCE WAPA América