X1 Gets in the Race: New Content Collections for Political Junkies
Comcast has loaded its X1 platform with hundreds of hours of past and present election content as the presidential race kicks into high gear with the national political conventions beginning this week. As the Republican National Convention (RNC) begins in Cleveland today and with the Democratic National Convention (DNC) next week in Philadelphia, political junkies can see up-to-the minute content as well has historic speeches dating back over half a century.
The RNC and DNC collections within X1’s on demand news Election Central section give viewers one place to enjoy convention speeches, Town Hall sessions, debates and more. The content is curated from NBC News, MSNBC, C-SPAN, CNN, Fox News, PBS, MTV, Comedy Central and more. There’s also short-form web video from Watchable like "Dating Debate – Mixing Politics, Views & Romance."
Every presidential candidate acceptance speech dating back to 1948 is available. Viewers can watch then-Senator Barack Obama accept the presidential nomination during the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver and next flip over to a clip of Ronald Reagan accepting the 1980 presidential nomination in Detroit and back to Thomas Dewey and Harry Truman from 1948. Or they can re-watch speeches from Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and other convention presenters right after they air live.
The Republican National Convention runs from July 18 to July 21th.
Xfinity On Demand is a go-to destination for catching up and staying current on great programming and we’ve designed the convention destination to not only be robust in terms of content, but also easy to search and navigate.
With more than 85,000 choices, we’re constantly seeking ways to better surface and organize content to make it easier to discover everything Xfinity On Demand has to offer, and with X1, we’re able to provide an even more immersive entertainment experience.
Content can also be accessed via Election Central microsite at my.xfinity.com/election, which features will feature all historical speeches and election news, and will be updated throughout the conventions with on demand highlights from the RNC and DNC.
The Democratic National Convention runs from July 25 to 28th.
And don’t forget, in addition to these special content destinations, if you don’t want to miss a minute of your favorite news channel, you can download the Xfinity TV app and watch a range of news networks on-the-go. Paired with 14 million with Xfinity WiFi hotspots, you can watch news on your phone or tablet just about anywhere.