Case Study: Providing Culturally Diverse Programming
The more than $10 billion that Charter Communications spends on programming includes support for independent programmers and partnerships with multicultural networks to help ensure that it offers diverse news, education, and entertainment. Programming offered by multicultural networks can help inform, inspire, and empower viewing audiences across the country.
Charter’s Spectrum Mi Plan Latino provides more than 75 Spanish-language networks that offer quality movies, sports, news, and entertainment from Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean. Additionally, Charter-owned Spectrum NY1 Noticias provides continuous news throughout New York City and Spectrum Deportes is the first Spanish-language regional sports network in the country.
The company also strives to meet growing demand for diverse and targeted African- American programming. In 2017 Charter expanded its carriage of African-American owned or themed networks including ASPiRE, Revolt, Up, Bounce TV, The Impact Network, and soon-to-be-launched Black Television News Channel and these investments will help the company reach millions more customers in some of its largest markets.
The diversity of jobs and skill levels that Charter’s business supports are wide-ranging. This includes traditional blue-collar and white-collar employees, engineering and high-tech jobs, performing arts and creative occupations, accounting and legal jobs, retail, business sales, and customer facing positions.
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