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Comcast to offer 'freeview' of RedZone, adds Hispanic channels

Tue, 09/14/2010 - 8:35am
Mike Robuck

Comcast's Sports Entertainment Package subscribers will be able to watch NFL RedZone for free this Sunday.

The "freeview" coverage starts at 1 p.m. EST on Sunday. NFL Network's NFL RedZone covers live action across a slate of NFL games on Sundays, while also providing updated fantasy football stats.

"NFL RedZone delivers all of the touchdowns, key moments and nonstop action that NFL fans want to see every Sunday afternoon, live in HD," said Comcast's Matt Lederer, senior manager of video and sports marketing. "Across the country, NFL fans have spoken, and there's no question: NFL RedZone is the best and most affordable way to follow live game coverage, up-to-the-minute fantasy stats and the most thrilling moments in football."

Comcast also announced today that it's offering several new Hispanic product bundles in California, as well as delivering 26 new Spanish-language channels to its central California customers.

The five new Hispanic packages will all be marketed under the brand name MultiLatino, which Comcast has also launched in Washington, D.C., Richmond, Va., Philadelphia, Baltimore and parts of New Jersey.

Each of the new MultiLatino bundles contains a mix of Spanish and English channels to suit customers' varying programming needs. The video packages range in price from $16.95 per month (as an add-on to basic TV or higher) to $76.90 per month. The entry-level MultiLatino package will contain more than 45 channels, while MultiLatino Plus, MultiLatino Extra, MultiLatino Max and MultiLatino Ultra will all have more than 50 Spanish-language channels and an increasing number of English-language channels.

The list of new Spanish-language channels includes: Bandamax, Caracol TV, De Pelicula, De Pelicula Clásico, Ecuavisa, EWTN Español, Gran Cine, HTV Musica, La Familia, La Telenovela, Mexicanal, Mexico 22, Multimedios, Ritmoson Latino, Sorpresa, Sur Peru, TBN Enlace, Telefe, Telehit, TV Chile, TV Colombia, TV Dominicana, TV Venezuela, TVE International, Utilisima and WAPA America (see complete list of networks and channel numbers below).

The new networks are available throughout the majority of Comcast's central California systems, including: Chico, Davis, Fresno, Grass Valley, Lodi, Los Banos, Marysville, Merced, Modesto, Placerville, Patterson, Sacramento, Stockton, Tracy, Visalia and Yuba City. These Spanish-language channels have already launched in the San Francisco Bay Area.

"Comcast is committed to delivering programming that reflects the diversity of California, and these new MultiLatino packages further expand our massive culturally relevant content menu," said Elaine Barden, vice president of marketing for Comcast in California. "We're also excited to make available up to 26 additional Spanish-language networks to our customers in central California after completing our digital migration and launching Xfinity TV in those portions of the state."

The Hispanic network additions were the result of Comcast's analog-to-digital project that has reclaimed bandwidth for additional services and more channel choices.

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