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Maxine Waters Approves of the Merger for Sean Combs and Magic Johnson Comcast Cable Channels

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Rep Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) has been very critical about and NBC/Universal,  because she felt the companies were not committed to hiring and promoting minorities. But she  praised ’s announcement this week that they are establishing four new independent channels targeting minorities.The sale of channels to and Sean Combs have met with her approval.

“I am pleased that Comcast-NBC/Universal has taken steps to honor its commitment to media diversity in programming and ownership,” Waters said in a statement released Wednesday.

The new channels include one owned by former star Magic Johnson, one owned by Sean Combs and a third owned by “Spy Kids” director Robert Rodriguez.

“It is clear that Comcast has begun to act on the concerns that I, and the community of professionals, raised during the course of the merger review.” She added, “While these initial steps are commendable, I urge the company to continue to cultivate diversity among its executive leadership, showrunners and other studio heads with “˜greenlighting’ authority “¦ Comcast- would be a trailblazer within an industry that continues to struggle with diversity and inclusion.”



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1 comment

Sheila Hightower-Allen February 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm

This a step in the right direction by Comcast. Thanks Rep. Waters for the position you took to encourage this action.


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