Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) has boosted its sports lineup both online and on TV, delivering even more sporting events and programming from all of the major professional sports leagues and the best of college sports to millions more customers at no additional cost. The company also is offering an extensive online sports package through the launch of ESPN360 on Comcast.net to complement its in-depth international, national and local On Demand sports content. This extensive sports offering gives Comcast customers thousands of live sporting events on multiple platforms through TV, On Demand and online.
"For no additional charge, we're giving compelling sports networks to millions of digital video customers and a fantastic online sports experience to all of our high-speed customers," said Derek Harrar, General Manager and Senior Vice President of Video Services for Comcast. "This change marks a major product enhancement by offering the best sports entertainment to customers on their terms whether on TV, On Demand or online."
Sports fans today demand more - they want to surround themselves with their favorite teams' games, news and stats, which has greatly expanded beyond game day in the living room on the big-screen. Comcast continues to offer fans more of the experience they want across all platforms.
Immersive Sports from Three Angles
1) WATCH LIVE ON TV
By broadening sports coverage to include NFL Network, NBA TV, NHL Network and ESPNU on its Digital Preferred package, these major sports outlets join Comcast's current line-up of live sports programming that includes in-market games through local affiliates and national sports networks like MLB Network, ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, Golf Channel, Speed and Versus.
Additionally, Comcast SportsNets deliver live sporting events annually in 10 key U.S. markets with the most comprehensive local sports news, analysis and debates. Comcast also will continue to offer its Sports Entertainment package to customers with networks including Fox Soccer, Fox College Sports, Tennis Channel, Gol TV, ESPN Classic and more.
2) WATCH WITH A CLICK OF A MOUSE
With ESPN360.com, Comcast high-speed Internet customers will have access to live online sports coverage from thousands of international events throughout the year including everything from soccer events such as FIFA World Cup to the Cricket World Cup, lacrosse, football, basketball, baseball and more. ESPN360, through www.comcast.net, gives Comcast high-speed customers control over their broadband sports viewing experience - providing reliable, high-quality video and the ability to pause, rewind and fast-forward up to 15 simultaneous live events. Recently completed events are archived and available for on-demand replay.
3) WATCH ON YOUR TERMS ON DEMAND
In addition to live sports, programming and commentary, Comcast digital customers can get a sports fix any time through On Demand including special programming, player and team information, game recaps, interviews and more from the following sports sources:
• NFL Network
• NBA TV
• NHL Network
• Golf Channel
• Big Ten Network
• Speed Channel
• NBC Action Sports
• Havoc TV
• Gol TV
• Exercise TV
• Special events including the Olympics, March Madness, Super Bowl, and Championship Golf events
On Demand Local Coverage - Comcast also provides extensive and in-depth local sports coverage with top sports teams around the country including Denver Broncos, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Tigers, Seattle Seahawks, Notre Dame and Penn State.
Comcast's expanded sports offering is part of Project Infinity, the company's commitment to give consumers the best and most content they will find anywhere.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 23.9 million cable customers, 15.3 million high-speed Internet customers, and 7.0 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, ten 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, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.