If you are “Desperado,” live in “Sin City,” with a “Machete” and have “Spy Kids” you get a network deal!
As part of its agreement to acquire a majority stake in NBCUniversal, Comcast has announced the first in a series of distribution deals for independently owned networks.
The first four include networks headed up by entertainment entrepreneurs Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Robert Rodriguez, and Constantino “Said” Schwarz. All will be put on Comcast’s digital basic tier of service.
El Rey will be a new Hispanic-American network, coming from film director Robert Rodriguez, positioned as an entertainment network in English for Latino and general audiences. There will be a mix of reality, scripted and animated series, movies, documentaries, news, music, comedy, and sports programming. It will start January 2014 on Comcast. Read more: http://bit.ly/AmBv83