Comcast announced it will offer its customers an exclusive first-look at American recording artist and six-time Grammy winner John Legend's Evolver Tour Concert. Beginning today, Comcast will premiere the Legend concert, along with other special musical programming from the artist, On Demand in HD and on Fancast XFINITY TV.
"I'm proud to partner with Comcast to bring my Evolver Tour Concert to millions of viewers for the first time," said Legend.
Executive produced by Control Room, this nearly hour and a half concert captured in HD, from the Greek Theatre features Legend's hit singles "Green Light," "Ordinary People," "Good Morning" and "Let's Get Lifted" and music videos such as "Redemption Song," "Used To Love You" and "Satisfaction." Viewers can also watch the artist share insights in a special interview and select individual songs from his concert performance. The John Legend On Demand offering can be viewed by selecting "Music" > "John Legend" or by visiting the homepage for Fancast XFINITY TV. In addition, Comcast will also offer the Legend concert and special programming on Comcast.net beginning February 8th.
"We are proud to offer our customers six-time Grammy winner and world-class musician John Legend in an exclusive, made-for-Comcast concert," said Derek Harrar, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Video and Entertainment Services for Comcast. "Available On Demand from Comcast both on TV and online, this offering demonstrates where we're taking our franchise content going forward."
Comcast's music strategy is part of Project Infinity, the company's commitment to innovation and the delivery of exponentially more quality content on TV, including more HD. Comcast's signature On Demand library currently offers more than 17,000 entertainment programs and 2,600 choices in HD available over the course of a month. Comcast's extensive On Demand library features everything from movies, music and top TV shows to the most popular kids, sports, lifestyle and local programs. In addition, Comcast customers and non-Comcast customers across the nation also currently have access to more than 12,000 hours of great online content through Fancast.com - for free. And as a benefit of their cable subscription, Comcast customers can enjoy even more access to thousands of titles from the cable channels in their subscription packages at no additional cost through Fancast XFINITY TV.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 23.8 million cable customers, 15.7 million high-speed Internet customers, and 7.4 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, 11 regional sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, which owns two professional sports teams, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, and a large, multipurpose arena in Philadelphia, the Wachovia Center, and manages other facilities for sporting events, concerts and other events.
About Control Room
Founded by Emmy-award winning producer Kevin Wall and headed by company president Aaron Grosky, Control Room is the world's leading producer of massive global events leveraging unparalleled expertise to deliver once-in-a-lifetime entertainment experiences to audiences around the world. Through a combination of expertise - event production, television production, media architecture design, artist and celebrity relationships, sponsorship development and creative vision - Control Room evolves events into cultural phenomena.
Control Room is an end-to-end solution for brands, artists, broadcasters and sponsors committed to connecting global audiences with compelling entertainment. The company has built long-standing business relationships and successfully navigated the complexities of culture, government, and production in countries in every region of the world. Since 2005, Control Room has illustrated a history of measureable results through a comprehensive body of work including more than 100 live events ranging from single-artist concerts to worldwide movements.