Entravision, Comcast Partner For Democratic Convention Coverage
July 30, 2008 at 5:09 AM (PT)
COMCAST and ENTRAVISION are teaming up for Spanish-language coverage of the upcoming 2008 Democratic National Convention in DENVER. COMCAST will provide Spanish-language translation services for content and programming from the convention, giving ENTRAVISION up to eight hours of content per day to air across its network of radio and television stations and stream on its websites. In addition, the COMCAST LATINO website will stream video content of the convention on Comcast.terra.com.
"We are excited about this partnership with ENTRAVISION and COMCAST LATINO to provide this important content in Spanish to Latinos across the country," said COMCAST EVP DAVID L. COHEN. "Many more Latinos will now have the opportunity to be a part of the electoral process and experience the messages conveyed during the Democratic National Convention."
"The translation and technology services offered by COMCAST and ENTRAVISION will play an important role in equipping our citizens with the tools to more fully participate in the Convention," said Sen. KEN SALAZAR (D-CO). "For communities who have not engaged in the political process due to language barriers, this partnership provides a tremendous community service."
"ENTRAVISION is pleased to be partnering with COMCAST to provide this valuable content to the Latino community," said ENTRAVISION Chairman/CEO WALTER F. ULLOA. "We are committed to encouraging the Latino community to become engaged in the political process and providing information from the Democratic National Convention through our outlets will allow the messages to reach hundreds of thousands of Spanish-language radio listeners and TV viewers."
The 2008 Democratic National Convention will run AUGUST 25-28.