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Comcast to launch TFC throughout Houston Metro Area
REDWOOD CITY, CA, April 23, 2009 – ABS-CBN International, the North America-based subsidiary of ABS-CBN Broadcasting, today announced that Comcast, the nation’s leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, will launch The Filipino Channel (TFC) via Comcast Digital Cable throughout the Houston Metro Area on April 27.
The debut of TFC, the number one premium Filipino channel in the U.S., promises Comcast subscribers robust, top-rated Filipino news and entertainment content for subscribers in Houston, home of the largest Filipino population in Texas.
TFC will be available via subscription on channel 725 for $11.95 a month a la carte. In addition, Filipino on Demand is available on Comcast’s signature ON DEMAND service for $7.99 per month throughout the Houston Metro Area.
“We are excited to partner with Comcast in making our flagship product, TFC, available to Comcast’s Houston subscribers,” said Raffy Lopez, Chief Operating Officer of ABS-CBN Global. “We look forward to further strengthening this partnership in sharing more of our top-rated Filipino content with Filipino viewers throughout the country.”
“TFC is part of Comcast’s on-going commitment to our customers to bring value by connecting them to the people, places and programming that are important in their lives," said Tony Speller, senior vice president for Comcast’s Houston Region. "By expanding our already diverse programming, the Filipino community will have many favorite programs available 24-hours-a-day on Comcast."
To subscribe to TFC on Comcast in Houston, customers can call 1-866-251-9851 or visit www.comcast.com/internationaltv for more information.
About ABS-CBN International
ABS-CBN International was established in 1994 to be of service to the Filipino worldwide. With the launch of its flagship brand, The Filipino Channel (TFC), the company became the first and most successful Filipino broadcaster in the United States. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, it is the largest business subsidiary of ABS-CBN, the Philippines’ leading broadcasting company. For more info, visit www.abs-cbnglobal.com.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation www.comcast.com is the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 24.2 million cable customers, 14.9 million high-speed Internet customers, and 6.5 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.
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