Comcast recruiting minority-owned channels for NBCU deal

    As part of Comcast’s deal with NBCU, the media giant is required to launch 10 independently owned and operated networks over the next eight years. Eight of those networks will be minority-owned.

    The Business Journal cites a Comcast blog post that explains the application process. Comcast is accepting proposals for the first three networks until May 31.

    Four of the networks will be majority African-American-owned, two will be majority Hispanic-owned and two will be owned by American Latino programmers. An American Latino channel with English programming is set to run July 2012, and two African American-owned channels are expected by January 2013.

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