Hot on the heels of News Corp.’s announcement that they would be launching Fox Hispanic Media, Comcast has announced that it is accepting proposals to add 10 minority-owned and operated media channels targeting Hispanics and African-Americans. The first, which will be “American Latino operated and programmed in English,” will launch July 28, 2012.
The search fulfills part of a commitment made during the merger with NBCUniversal, which stated that the additions would be made over the next eight years. The proposals now being accepted are for the first three. The last two of the first three will launch January 28, 2013 and will be “majority African-American-owned.”
Proposals are due by May 31. More info is available here.
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