Comcast More than Doubles Spanish-Language On Demand Content on TV and
Online with Xfinity Latino
Adds Ten New Spanish-Language Channels to Its Lineup
Xfinity Latino Channel Debuts with New Interactive Capabilities
PHILADELPHIA -- December 17, 2012
Comcast, a global media and technology company, today announced the launch of
Xfinity Latino, an updated suite of video products and services developed
exclusively to serve Hispanic customers. Xfinity Latino delivers ten new
popular Hispanic channels as well as doubles Comcast’s Hispanic On Demand
content on TV and online.
The upgraded channel lineup includes new television networks such as BabyFirst
TV Americas Español, beIN SPORT Español, Centroamerica TV, LAS (Latin American
Sports), Pasiones, and Vme Kids. Subscribers will also get access to alternate
feeds of Telefutura, Telemundo and Univision, giving customers access to watch
or record programs from both East and West Coast broadcasts from all three
channels. In addition, Xfinity digital customers will receive the new
interactive Xfinity Latino Entertainment channel.
Xfinity Latino Entertainment is an exclusive interactive channel for Comcast
customers that keeps them updated on programming highlights and helps them
maximize their viewing experience using easy-to-use interactive features. For
the first time, the channel enables customers to navigate and directly access
On Demand content using an embedded interactive menu. The channel is hosted by
a variety of TV personalities from Telemundo and also includes how-to video
tutorials, recommendations for available On Demand content on TV and online as
well as future primetime coverage of special events and programming.
These new offerings represent the most complete and compelling upgrade of the
Xfinity TV Hispanic lineup since its introduction.
"Xfinity Latino is the result of years of planning and innovation focused on
delivering the best Spanish-language video experience for customers," said
Ruben Mendiola, vice president and general manager of Multicultural Video
Services. "As a Hispanic, I’m proud that Xfinity Latino brings together the
very best programming channels, exclusive content, flexibility, convenience
and value that Hispanics are looking for today."
With the addition of beIN SPORT Español and LAS, Xfinity will have one of the
most comprehensive Spanish sports lineups covering all Spanish League (La
Liga) soccer matches, South American World Cup qualifiers, baseball from Cuba,
and baseball, basketball and volleyball from Puerto Rico, in addition to
wrestling, boxing and Mexican rodeo.
For kids, Xfinity Latino brings together BabyFirst Americas Español, Vme Kids
and Discovery Kids, offering one of the industry’s most complete Hispanic
pre-school offerings available anywhere. Xfinity Latino adds more
Spanish-language entertainment options to Comcast’s already robust Hispanic
video package, giving customers more quality choices and value than ever
The launch of Xfinity Latino builds upon the introduction of
www.Xfinity.com/latinoTV last year, our Internet destination with access to
almost a thousand Spanish-language movies and shows online free to Xfinity
Latino customers.More recently, Comcast teamed up with Music Choice, the
multi-platform video and music network, to bring customers access to the most
extensive collection of Hispanic music videos and original artist content ever
available On Demand.
The Xfinity Latino video entertainment experience is available as a standalone
video service or as part of double or triple play bundles. All current
MultiLatino video customers will automatically be upgraded to receive the new
Xfinity Latino video lineup at no additional charge. Channel lineups and
availability may vary by market. The new content from Xfinity Latino combined
with the Xfinity SurePrice Double Play and the Hispanic Triple Play with free
carefree minutes to Latin America, provide customers with the most value and
bundle options available anywhere. For more information, please visit
About Comcast Cable:
Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone
provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides
these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an
advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings
customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology
company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
Jorge Alberni, 646-234-1617
H+M Communications for Comcast
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