The NAACP and Minority Media Community Collaborative are OUTRAGED at Time Warner Cable in Columbus!

  The NAACP and Minority Media Community Collaborative are OUTRAGED at Time
                          Warner Cable in Columbus!

PR Newswire

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 18, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --A major press conference held
November 28, 2012 revealed that the Columbus NAACP and the Minority Media
Community Collaborative (MMCC) are outraged at Time Warner Cable's continuous
refusal to provide local minority programming. Evidence of this blatant
disregard is Time Warner Cable's refusal to carry Bounce 23 TV and Azteca
Columbus TV, two broadcasters dedicated to serving the African American and
Hispanic populations in Columbus, Ohio.

Reverend Joel King, cousin of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King said, "Time Warner
Cable has hundreds of cable channels available and yet has refused to sign an
agreement to carry local minority broadcasters. And to add insult to injury
Time Warner Cable has snubbed our repeated requests for a meeting to discuss
these minority community concerns."

Noel Williams President of the Columbus NAACP states, "Time Warner Cable says
that they believe in the power of community and value diversity in hiring, but
with no space allocated to local minority channels, they do not apply these
beliefs to their programming."

The 2010 U.S. Census reports that nearly 40% of Columbus' population is
minority (28% African American, 6% Hispanic and 5% other) and they spend
approximately $72 million dollars per year in cable service fees. Yet they are
completely denied local minority programming. Time Warner Cable, which
controls 60% of the Columbus cable market, recently merged with Insight
Communications (30% of the market) and now has a virtual monopoly with 90% of
the television cable services in Columbus, Ohio.

The Columbus NAACP and the MMCC says, "Time Warner's mission statement says
they are committed to serving the community. Yet they have no local minority
programming channels available and have refused to meet with the NAACP and the
MMCC! This kind of blatant disregard displayed by Time Warner Cable has the
uncanny feeling of 1954 in the year 2013."

More information:

Or contact, Noel Williams, President;

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Contact: Khari Enaharo, Spokesperson MMCC & NAACP, +1-614-218-8200,
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