Comcast Expands Africa Channel in D.C. Area, And Beyond

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Comcast has extended its carriage of The Africa Channel to the D.C. suburbs and outlying areas on its digital basic tier.

The network said it is now available on Comcast systems in northern Virginia, as well as Richmond, Va. (some 100 miles away from D.C.). It now has presence in Baltimore,the Maryland counties of Prince Georges and Montgomery, and to Salisbury, Md. Deal terms were not disclosed.

Comcast pledged to expand its carriage of minority-targeted fare as one of the public-interest commitments it made to get its NBCUniversal deal done.

Comcast has already similarly expanded Africa Channel coverage to the suburbs in Detroit and Chicago, and a source says it expects further expansions in Southern cities.