As we kick off the summer TV season, Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), the nation's leading provider of entertainment, communications and information, is offering consumers more than 200 television series this summer available at any time on its signature On Demand service. On Demand also gives consumers the chance to catch up on seasons of popular series such as Mad Men, Weeds, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Rescue Me before or during their debut. (See more television highlights below).
"With a thousand episodes from 200+ TV series, our customers can catch-up on top-rated and award-winning shows whenever they want," said Derek Harrar, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Video Services for Comcast. "We offer over half of the top 10 Nielsen rated shows along with hundreds of other popular series from all genres, available to our customers on their terms."
Comcast On Demand offers customers more than 100 hours of television series content each month, featuring television's highest-rated and award-winning series such as CSI, Numb3rs, Harper's Island, Breaking Bad, Desperate Housewives* and Lost.* Also available are hundreds of popular children's programs such as Dora the Explorer, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Tom & Jerry, Sesame Street, Barney & Friends and many more television programs On Demand at anytime.
Additional television highlights available On Demand this summer include:
On Demand Premiere - season premiere episodes available On Demand one week before linear premiere; Showtime's Nurse Jackie; Animal Planet's Jockeys; Sundance Channel's Man Shops Globe and ; and IFC's Bollywood Hero Part 1 and Z Rock.
On Demand "Day After" - episodes available On Demand one day after linear broadcast include; Dexter, Weeds, Entourage, Rescue Me, Sons of Anarchy, Burn Notice, Royal Pains, Monk, Whale Wars, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Hammer Time.
On Demand "Catch Up" - episodes from previous season(s) available prior to start of new season include; Mad Men, Entourage, Curb Your Enthusiasm, True Blood, Dexter, Battlestar Gallactica, The Cleaner, Whale Wars and the best of episodes from The Closer and The Office.
All of the choices available On Demand are part of Project Infinity, the company's commitment to innovation and the delivery of exponentially more quality content on TV, including more HD. Currently, Comcast's signature On Demand library offers more than 10,000 entertainment programs each month, including more than 1,000 choices in HD available anytime, anywhere and with the ability to pause, rewind and fast-forward selections. With more than 12 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. Comcast customers now are selecting On Demand more than 300 million times every month.
* Available in ABC owned and operated markets only
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 24.1 million cable customers, 15.3 million high-speed Internet customers, and 6.8 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.