MIAMI — Pay TV programmer Claxson Interactive Group has announced a carriage accord with Comcast cable systems for its Latin music channel, HTV.
Comcast will include the feevee as part of its U.S. Hispanic-targeted packages, which include Spanish-language channels, starting this month.
HTV’s programming covers a wide spectrum of music genres, including pop, Latin rock, tropical, hip-hop, reggae, regional Mexican and ballads.
Deal will expand HTV’s distribution in the U.S. beyond the 850,000-plus subscribers it reaches via EchoStar, Time Warner Cable in New York and several cable systems in Florida, California and New Jersey, in addition to the more than 6 million homes it reaches in Latin America.
Markets with large Hispanic populations served by Comcast include Los Angeles, Chicago, central California, Dallas, San Francisco and Miami.