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How Can Spanish Nets Grow Comcast Distribution?

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Traditionally Spanish broadcast networks invest their time and energy into building up affiliates in markets that have a high Spanish-speaking population. With the increases in channel capacities and with cable companies looking for any advantage to secure new customers a robust slate of Spanish program sources is part of that playbook.

We already see in the Spanish market some networks doing direct deals with DBS providers (who traditionally don’t carry subchannels) in their key markets. But other networks are also willing to do these blended deals between MVPD and broadcast. However, we don’t have to look far but to find Sinclair’s purchase of The Tennis Channel as proof that the time is right for programmers (like Spanish nets) to cross the rubicon to cobble together their national deals where ever they may come.

Unduplicated subscribers: Subscribers counted one time per market per MVPD regardless if group or network has multiple stations and channels on MVPD.

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KTLN, OTA Broadcasting’s San Fransisco TV station, has Comcast carriage.
MVPD Channel: A “channel” is defined as “a portion of the electromagnetic frequency spectrum which is used in a cable system.

OTA Broadcasting’s Seattle TV Stations Enjoy Their Comcast Carriage

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While OTA Broadcasting enjoys some Comcast cable in Providence on WLWC the bulk of the groups Comcast’s subscribers can be found in Seattle on KFFV and KVOS.

Duplicated Subscribers– Cable, overbuilder, and/or satellite subscribers counted multiple times in a market depending upon how many .1 channels for full power and LPTV-cable stations and for those subchannels with verified MVPD subscribers. Subscribers partly estimated using FCC COALS data and Census data.

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