Comcast Brings Viewers An Out-Of-This-World Experience With Sci-Fi Month On Demand This January
Comcast is boldly going where video on demand (VOD) has never gone before with Sci-Fi Month On Demand, four weeks filled with science fiction and fantasy films, series and specials-more than 120 hours in all-available any time fans want to watch, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This month, Comcast Digital cable customers will be able to choose from a wide range of movies, documentaries, children's programs and television series episodes. From classic "weird" movies of the 1950s to the today's hottest sci-fi and fantasy adventures, there's something for fans of all eras and styles. In addition, Star Trek fans can enjoy "Spock around the clock"-every Star Trek movie, from Star Trek: The Motion Picture through Star Trek: Nemesis. New programs and movies will be added throughout the month, so customers will be able to find new worlds and galaxies to explore, all from the comfort of their own home.
"With Sci-Fi Month On Demand, we're doing something completely original: combining the greatest sci-fi and fantasy movies with unique shows from leading networks to create a one-stop destination for fans of this wildly popular genre," said Page Thompson, Vice President and General Manager of Comcast ON DEMAND. "Video on demand gives us the ability to bring sci-fi fans the programs they want, when they want them."
Sci-Fi Month programming highlights include:
Batman Begins; Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith; Fantastic Four; War of the Worlds; Independence Day; Twilight Zone: The Movie; Close Encounters of the Third Kind (also available in high definition in selected locations); The Fifth Element (also available in high definition in selected locations); The Incredible Petrified World
All 10 Star Trek movies
Sin City; Ghostbusters; and Blade: Trinity (available with a subscription to Starz)
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Virus (available with a subscription to Encore)
I, Robot; The Matrix Revolutions; The Chronicles of Riddick (available with a subscription to Cinemax)
Every episode of the television series Firefly, including three episodes never seen on broadcast television. (Serenity, the movie extension of the TV series, will premiere on ON DEMAND in February.)
Programs from leading cable networks like The Discovery Channel's The Science of Star Wars; The Travel Channel's Most Haunted; The History Channel's Mummy: The Inside Story; and even Boomerang's The Jetsons
More than 70 hours of Sci-Fi Month programming is available at no additional charge for Comcast Digital Cable customers. New-release movies are available for $3.99 each, and selected Hollywood library titles are available for $2.99 each. Fans can learn more about Sci-Fi Month by visiting www.comcast.com/ondemand/scifi.
As ON DEMAND viewing continues to grow dramatically-surpassing one billion programs viewed in 2005-Sci-Fi Month is the first of several themed content months Comcast is developing to offer fans of a wide range of genres the best way to enjoy their favorite shows. With ON DEMAND, customers can choose from more than 3,800 programs - including hundreds of movies, music videos and programs, kids' shows, sports highlights, news and informational programs and more - and can play, fast-forward, rewind and watch their selections as many times as they want.
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