Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services, today announced that several Oscar Award-winning and nominated films are available this month On Demand and in HD including best-picture winner Slumdog Millionaire. Also, The Wrestler and Frost/Nixon will debut On Demand tomorrow…the same day they are available on DVD. Anyone who missed these films while they were in theaters or wants to watch them again can now do it from the comfort of their own living room, anytime they want.
"This month customers can watch On Demand movies that received 10 Academy Awards and 30 nominations from 2009 - in HD - with a click of their remote." said Derek Harrar, General Manager and Senior Vice President of Video Services for Comcast. "These hits are among the over a thousand movies available to our customers, who watch an astounding 45 million movies On Demand each month."
Winners and nominees from the 2009 Academy Awards available On Demand this month include Slumdog Millionaire, The Wrestler, Milk, Frost/Nixon, Rachel Getting Married and Changeling - all available in HD. These movies can be found On Demand in the "HD On Demand" folder. Blockbusters including Quantum of Solace, Yes Man, Cadillac Records and Marley & Me are also available this month.
These movies join Comcast's signature On Demand program library that offers more than 10,000 entertainment programs available each month, including more than 1,000 choices in HD available at any time. These movies are all part of Project Infinity, the company's commitment to innovation and the delivery of exponentially more quality content choice on TV, including more HD. With more than 11 billion views to date, 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 available anytime, anywhere and with the ability to pause, rewind and fast-forward selections. Comcast customers now are selecting On Demand more than 300 million times every month.
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 24.2 million cable customers, 14.9 million high-speed Internet customers, and 6.5 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.