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COMCAST'S AGREEMENT WITH ESPN2 INCLUDES RETRANSMISSION RIGHTS FROM CAPITAL CITIES/ABC AND HEARST

 PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Brian L. Roberts, president of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ-NMS: CMCSA, CMCSK), Comcast has obtained retransmission rights for broadcast stations owned and operated by Capital Cities/ABC (NYSE: CCB) and The Hearst Corporation as part of its distribution agreement with ESPN2, a new sports channel owned 80 percent by Capital Cities/ABC and 20 percent by Hearst.
 Over the next four years, the agreement provides for a substantial rollout of ESPN2 on Comcast's systems.
 "We think ESPN2 is an exciting new approach to sports programming," Roberts said, "and it's going to add a lot of value and appeal to the cable programming we offer our customers. This agreement is a great example of how broadcasters and cable companies can work together when they bring constructive and creative ideas to the negotiating table. When that happens, everyone wins."
 Comcast Corporation is principally engaged in the development and operation of cable communications networks. The company's consolidated and affiliated operations serve more than 2.9 million cable subscribers.
 The company provides cellular telephone services in the Northeast United States to markets encompassing a population in excess of 7.4 million. Comcast also has investments in cable programming, telecommunications systems, and international cable and telephony franchises.
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 /CONTACT: Barbara Lukens of Comcast Corporation, 215-981-7619/
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CO: Comcast Corporation; Capital Cities/ABC; The Hearst Corporation ST: Pennsylvania, New York IN: ENT SU: CON

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