Aug 2, 2007

Comcast Launches Filipino On Demand

ABS-CBN Global, the North America-based subsidiary of ABS-CBN Broadcasting, today announced that Comcast, the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, has added Filipino On Demand to its signature ON DEMAND service. The new subscription-video-on-demand (SVOD) service will feature 25 hours of content, with new programming available regularly.

Filipino On Demand offers Comcast Digital Cable customers access to popular Filipino entertainment programs, including movies and concert series from top-rated channels like Cinema One and MYX Philippines, the number one music channel in the Philippines. The new service is now available in many major Comcast markets nationwide, including the San Francisco Bay Area and Central California; Seattle; Portland; Chicago; Detroit; Atlanta; Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; and South Florida.

"We're thrilled to expand ABS-CBN distribution offerings with a convenient and affordable video-on-demand service," said Raffy Lopez, chief operating officer of ABS-CBN Global. "For the price of one movie rental at a local video store, fans of classic Tagalog movies and music concert extravaganzas will welcome the flexibility of watching their favorite shows in the comfort of their living rooms."

"We're committed to offering programming choices that reflect the diverse interests of our customers, and Filipino On Demand will offer unique, relevant programming to the growing U.S. Filipino population,"  said David Jensen, Vice President of Programming Acquisition for Comcast. 

In addition to Filipino On Demand programming, Comcast Digital Cable customers can select from more than 9,300 ON DEMAND programs each month.  Viewers can watch their favorite programs whenever they want, with the convenience of being able to pause, rewind or fast-forward their selections.

Pricing and Availability
The new service is priced at $7.99 for a monthly subscription or for $5.99 per month for customers who also subscribe to a Filipino premium network on Comcast. To access Filipino On Demand programming, customers can go to the Premium Channels category of ON DEMAND and select Filipino.  For additional information or to order Filipino On Demand, customers can call Comcast at 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278) or visit www.comcast.com/filipino.

About ABS-CBN Global
ABS-CBN Global was created 15 years ago to be of service to all Filipinos.  With the launch of The Filipino Channel, the company became the first and most successful Filipino broadcaster in the U.S. The company offers telecommunication, retail, money remittance and cargo services, online audio and video streaming along with philanthropic support for Filipinos and the communities they now call home.  Based in Redwood City, Calif., ABS-CBN Global is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ABS-CBN, the Philippines' largest entertainment and broadcasting company. For more information, visit www.abs-cbnglobal.com.

About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 24.1 million cable customers, 12.4 million high-speed Internet customers, and 3.5 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.

Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, AZN Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, Comcast SportsNet and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet business. 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.

 

 

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