Back when Comcast was doing the Washington Stations of the Cross — while on its journey to a majority stake in NBCUniversal 2.0 — the cable behemoth made “voluntary public interest commitments” to launch 10 minority-owned independent networks over eight years.

Four of the networks would be majority-owned by African Americans, two would be majority-owned by Latino Americans, two would be operated by Latino American programmers and the final two would provide something called additional “independent programming.” And each network would be added to select Comcast systems as part of its basic tier of digital service.

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