Summary Box: Comcast To Start New Channels

Published February 21, 2012 8:45PM (EST)

COMING TO CABLE: Comcast will launch four minority-owned networks on its cable-TV systems in the next two years, including channels spearheaded by music mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and NBA great Magic Johnson.

OWNERSHIP: Two of the networks are majority black-owned while two are majority American-Hispanic-owned. All will program in English.

BIGGER PICTURE: Comcast is rolling out 10 new channels in all over the next eight years as part of an agreement with the federal government to take control of NBCUniversal.

By Salon Staff

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