Comcast and SPEED Bring Fans On-Demand NASCAR Racing Highlights
As the 2006 NASCAR schedule kicks into full gear, Comcast and SPEED are teaming up to bring race fans the hottest NASCAR racing action and behind-the-scenes coverage with Comcast's ON DEMAND service.
Every Monday following a NASCAR race, SPEED on-demand gives fans a comprehensive look into the past weekend's racing events with news, highlights, analysis, interviews and exclusive racing videos.
Available at no additional charge to Comcast Digital Cable customers, the fast-paced, up-close programming is updated weekly and includes popular SPEED programs like NASCAR Victory Lane, NASCAR Beyond the Wheel and NASCAR Race Rewind. With ON DEMAND, viewers can select programs anytime they want with DVD-like functionality to pause, rewind and fast forward their selections.
"SPEED on-demand is a must-see for race fans this season," said Kevin Annison, SPEED vice president of new business development. "Our video-on-demand package on Comcast features the most popular SPEED shows like American Thunder and Fifth Gear as well as content created specifically for on-demand audiences, such as NASCAR Race Rewind. Fans of racing shows, automotive lifestyle programs and of course, NASCAR, will find all of their favorites on SPEED on-demand."
Added Page Thompson, senior vice president and general manager of video products for Comcast, "Comcast is bringing the excitement of being trackside for NASCAR racing into fans' living rooms with SPEED on-demand. This is a great way for viewers to keep up with the latest racing action and get an inside look at their favorite drivers and teams, and see what happens before, during and after the race."
SPEEDtv.com is offering fans a chance to learn about the exciting SPEED on-demand programs. By visiting www.speedtv.com/watchondemand, fans can link to the latest information about all of the season's on-demand programs. In addition, the site's interactive 3D racing game features SPEED and NASCAR trivia as well as a chance to win one of two 13" Sharp flat screen televisions, so fans can stay close to the action.
SPEED is the nation's first and foremost cable network dedicated to motor sports and the passion for everything automotive. From racing to restoration, motorcycles to movies, SPEED delivers quality programming from the track to the garage. Now available in nearly 70 million homes in North America, SPEED is among the fastest growing sports cable networks in the country and an industry leader in interactive TV, video on-demand, mobile initiatives and broadband services.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 21.4 million cable customers, 8.5 million high-SPEED Internet customers, and 1.3 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
The Company's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, OLN, G4, AZN Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One and four regional Comcast SportsNets. The Company 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. Comcast Class A common stock and Class A Special common stock trade on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbols CMCSA and CMCSK, respectively.