PHILADELPHIA, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast continues to expand programming for its Hispanic customers in greater Philadelphia and New Jersey with the launch of Galavision, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network. Galavision is now available to customers on Comcast Digital Classic channel 567. With this launch, customers will now have access to all of Galavision's content, including exclusive coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ and hundreds of hours of additional coverage.
"Comcast is dedicated to providing our customers with information and entertainment that reflect their diverse interests," said Amy Smith, senior vice president of Comcast's Freedom Region. "We continue to deliver on that commitment with the addition of networks like Galavision and the expansion of our multicultural programming selection for customers."
"For more than 30 years, Galavision has offered news, sports and entertainment programming that is not available anywhere else on Spanish-language cable," said Deanna Andaverde, senior vice president, Field Operations, Univision Communications. "We are pleased to partner with Comcast to connect with the dynamic Hispanic community in New Jersey and the Philadelphia area."
In addition to Galavision, Comcast customers also have access to other Univision properties. This summer, Univision's networks will be transformed into the U.S. FIFA World Cup™ destination, leveraging its market-leading assets – Univision, TeleFutura, Galavision, Univision.com, Univision Movil, and Univision On Demand – to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience for its audiences. Univision's exclusive Spanish-language coverage of FIFA World Cup™ will begin airing live on Friday, June 11, at 8 a.m. Eastern / 7 a.m. Central / 5 a.m. Pacific. A complete schedule of Univision's FIFA World Cup™ coverage is available at www.UnivisionFutbol.com.
Comcast offers greater Philadelphia and New Jersey customers Hispanic programming packages that deliver a selection of channels including Cine Latino, CNN Espanol, Discovery Espanol, ESPN Deportes and more. 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.
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.
Comcast also maintains the "Comcast Latino" broadband portal offering Spanish-language content to Comcast High-Speed Internet customers at www.comcast.net.
For more information about Comcast products and services, customers can call 1-800-COMCAST.
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