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Comcast’s Xfinity Launches Asian American Focused Crossings TV

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016
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Comcast today announced the launch of Crossings TV as part of the company’s Twin Cities area channel lineup. Founded in 2005, Crossings TV presents a variety of entertainment and information programming designed to meet the needs of Asian Americans across the country, including the Hmong community. Crossings TV is now available to most Twin Cities Comcast customers on channel 175 as a part of the Digital Starter tier.

Crossings TV features two hours of Hmong programming each weekday, in addition to four hours on Saturdays and Sundays. “Hmong News” and “Hmong Report” bring viewers the latest news affecting the Hmong community, both locally and internationally. “The Hmong Entertainment Hour” presents a wide selection of entertainment news, movies, music videos, interviews, coming attractions, and special coverage of local live events.

 “Comcast is excited to bring Crossings TV and its selection of Hmong programming to our metro area customers,” said Jeff Freyer, regional vice president, Comcast Twin Cities. “Our region is fortunate to have a vibrant, growing Hmong population and it’s an honor to present programming that informs and reflects the many contributions Hmong residents and their families have made.”

David Vang is a technical supervisor for Comcast’s Twin Cities operations. As a first-generation U.S. citizen of Hmong descent, he feels a special connection to today’s announcement.

“Crossings TV with its Hmong programming helps bridge the gap for members of the Twin Cities Hmong community who want to stay connected to our colorful culture and heritage,” said Vang. “As a Comcast employee, I’m proud to work for a company that not only has the ability to bring this kind of programming to the community, but actually works to make it happen.”

Hmong-specific programming times on Crossings TV include:

 Hmong-specific programming times on Crossings TV include:

•    Hmong News: Thursday, 9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.
•    Hmong Report: Sunday, 9 p.m.
•    Hmong Entertainment Hour:
•        Monday – Thursday, and Saturday, 9 a.m.
•        Monday – Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.
•        Thursday, 9:30 p.m.
•        Friday, 9:30 a.m.
•        Sunday, 10 p.m.
    

•Note: all times listed are Central time zone, subject to change.

 

The full schedule of Crossings TV programming in the Twin Cities is available on the network’s website at http://www.crossingstv.com/programming-minneapolis-st-paul/. Comcast’s full range of products and services is available to more than 1.1 million homes across the Twin Cities metro area and portions of Greater Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.

 

About Comcast Corporation:

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

About Comcast Cable:

Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

Contacts
Comcast – Twin Cities
Jill Hornbacher, 651-493-5040
Director, External Communications
Jill_Hornbacher@comcast.com
or
Dave Nyberg, 651-493-5291
Sr. Manager, External Communications
Dave_Nyberg@comcast.com

 

Source : businesswire.com

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