we deliver two striking written presentations on the potential **Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger. An issue that has certainly been playing a factor within the Latino media and organizational community through heated debates, wedging conversations and interactions. Here below are written pieces highlighted by our members and submitted to NALIP: One by Presente.org (First appearing on Huffington Post) - a Latino advocacy organization waging an effort to stop the merger and the other exclusively for this edition and directly from Comcast in proposition of the merger. Click on each image below to read each piece - We highlighted key points below as well:
Presente.org piece: "Comcast could have greater control over our ability to access news and information about our community from our community, which is already vastly underrepresented and has a largely stereotyped portrayal by the media...The merger would give Comcast the power to decide what programming Latinos can watch, what services we receive and what prices we pay."
Comcast piece: "Comcast is America’s biggest and best provider of Latino network packages in Spanish and English language, with up to 60 Hispanic networks offered on Comcast cable systems. Comcast has increased Latino-focused Video on Demand and digital programming across platforms, and provided easier access to this content with unprecedented support for all Latino-focused independent channels to drive viewers to the content."
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