Entravision: Comcast/TWC Threatens Latino Programmers


Author: John Eggerton
Coverage Type: reporting
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Spanish-language programmer Entravision says the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger will harm the Latino community and competing Latino-market program providers, and says the Federal Communications Commission should make Comcast divest its Spanish language networks as a condition of approval of the deal.

In comments to the FCC on the proposed deal, Entravision says that the combined company will have more buying power in the Latino programming market and could favor its own Latino-focused programming over independent programming, including from Entravision. That means a probable pay cut to independent programmers, if they are not foreclosed altogether, the company says.

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