This Thanksgiving, taking control of holiday plans is as easy as taking control of the remote, with festive seasonal programming available through Comcast's video-on-demand service (VOD). Novice and knowledgeable entertainers alike can host the perfect feast for friends and families thanks to ideas from top-notch chefs and advice from the lifestyle expert herself, Martha Stewart. Also, parents can discover creative crafts for children to enjoy, and everyone can find exercise programs to burn those extra calories - all available to consumers anytime they want, 24-7, on VOD.
"We know how hectic Thanksgiving planning can be, so we're providing our customers with expert resources and creative solutions in a format that is ready-made for the busy holiday season," said Matt Strauss, Senior Vice President, New Media, Comcast. "Through our video-on-demand (VOD) service, our customers can choose from a range of programs to help them plan their holiday celebrations, whenever it's convenient for them."
Comcast's Thanksgiving highlights include:
Martha Stewart On Demand
Available in the Life & Home section of Comcast's VOD menu, Martha Stewart On Demand provides entertaining and informative how-to segments anytime, anywhere. It's the one-stop shop for holiday recipes, decorating and entertaining ideas, as well as inspiring ideas for creating a memorable Thanksgiving. Holiday-themed segments include table setting ideas, recipes for brown sugar glazed parsnips and rotisserie turkey with fruit-and-nut stuffing and a guide to turkey carving.
This Thanksgiving, viewers can bring their food-stained recipe cards into the digital age with Comcast's Digital Cookbook, featuring quick and easy recipes from a large variety of categories that customers can follow along on TV or online. Seasonal recipes include braised shallots with balsamic vinegar, chopped turkey salad with balsamic vinaigrette, holiday ginger yam pudding, and pumpkin black bean turkey chili. These treats, and hundreds of others, can be found online at digitalcookbook.tv by using the site's Recipe Finder tool, which lets visitors search by ingredients or category.
Food Network On Demand
Food Network On Demand is home to a library of programs featuring some of television's top chefs covering a wide range of topics, from food preparation to presentation.
Activity TV offers ideas for educational and fun activities for kids ages seven to 10. Some of the festive activities featured this month include making a Thanksgiving Pilgrim's hat, drawing a Mayflower ship cartoon, cooking a Thanksgiving pumpkin pie, and creating a Thanksgiving turkey finger puppet. All of Activity TV's videos also are available online at www.activitytv.com.
After Thanksgiving, Exercise TV can help viewers tone up and burn those extra calories - even get warmed up for the day-after-Thanksgiving sales. With a wide range of workouts, from yoga to body building to sports training to dance, Exercise TV has something for all fitness levels and interests. Best of all, viewers can work out in the comfort of their own home, whenever it fits their schedules.
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 24.2 million cable customers, 12.9 million high-speed Internet customers, and 4.1 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.