Comcast Announces 100th Movie Available On Demand Same Day as DVD Release
Comcast, one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services, will bring customers its 100th day-and-date DVD movie of the year with (500) Days of Summer available On Demand beginning December 22. (500) Days of Summer, the recent Golden Globe Award nominee, joins seven other blockbuster movies available this month the moment they are released on DVD - all in high-definition.
Movies available same day as DVD releases continue to rise in popularity and are consistently among the top-performing content On Demand. In November, Comcast On Demand saw its highest performing movie week - ever - with seven of the top 10 performing films viewed for the month available same day as DVD release. Over the past year, Comcast was able to offer more movies same day as DVD release to its customers than ever before through partnerships with major studios including Warner Bros/New Line, Fox, Universal, Summit, Sony and MGM.
"More than 100 times this year, there was no faster way to watch a new release movie at home than with Comcast On Demand," said Derek Harrar, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Video and Entertainment Services for Comcast. "We pioneered day-and-date, so we're thrilled that our studio partners were able to nearly triple our day-and-date movie offering in favor of our customers."
Comcast's same-day-as-DVD releases this month - all in HD - include: • Terminator Salvation (12/01)
• Julie & Julia (12/08)
• Taking Woodstock (12/15)
• (500) Days of Summer (12/22)
• All About Steve (12/22)
• Jennifer's Body (12/29)
• A Perfect Getaway (12/29)
• 9 (12/29)
Other blockbusters available in December - all in HD - include: • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
• Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
• Star Trek (2009)
• The Hangover
These movies and others can be found On Demand under "Movies" > "All News Movies." In addition, Comcast has several great movie collections available this month including every Star Trek movie ever made, Holiday Films, Disney Classics and Cinema Classics. These movie collections and others can be found On Demand under "Movies" > "Movie Collections."
This initiative is part of Project Infinity, the company's commitment to innovation and the delivery of exponentially more quality content choice on TV, including more HD. Comcast's signature On Demand program library currently offers 17,000+ entertainment programs with more than 2,600 choices in HD each month. With 13 billion views and counting, 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 available anytime, anywhere.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 23.8 million cable customers, 15.7 million high-speed Internet customers, and 7.4 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.