Report: Comcast Exploring Urban Video Service
February 13, 2007 at 7:01 AM (PT)
THE NEW YORK POST says COMCAST is exploring the creation of an Urban-focused channel for its video-on-demand platform.
That would explain why Hip-Hop stars JAY-Z and SEAN "DIDDY" COMBS, along with HARVEY and BOB WEINSTEIN, were spotted at the cable operator's MARKET STREET offices in PHILADELPHIA last week. One source familiar with the meeting said it was both a getting-acquainted session and a chance to bounce around ideas about urban programming.
COMCAST already owns a 50% stake in TV ONE, an Urban-focused cable network that competes with BET.