Comcast Continues 3D On Demand Leadership with The Final Destination in 3D and HD
Comcast, one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services, today announced that The Final Destination, the fourth film in the occult-horror franchise, is now available On Demand exclusively in anaglyph 3D and HD the same day as the DVD release and Blu-ray release. The Final Destination follows other recent hit movies available On Demand in 3D including My Bloody Valentine, Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience and Coraline.
"Comcast On Demand is the best way to watch The Final Destination…in 3D and HD the moment it's available," said Derek Harrar, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Video and Entertainment Services for Comcast. "Our 3D plan is to always have the most 3D content, just like we do in HD and just like we have done in every category since we launched On Demand."
With The Final Destination in 3D available On Demand the same day as DVD, Comcast continues to build on its breadth of 3D and day-and-date offerings. Comcast customers can scream and duck as lethal objects fly from the TV screen right in their own living rooms with The Final Destination, described by John P. Meyer of Pegasus News as "the perfect platform for showing off the latest in 3D cinema magic." 3D anaglyph glasses are available at Comcast payment centers and mall locations while supplies last. In addition to The Final Destination, Comcast is offering the Final Destination movie collection featuring all four movies in the franchise available in HD. This movie collection can be found On Demand under "Movies">"Movie Collections">"Final Destination 3D."
In addition to The Final Destination, Comcast has a total of nine major movies available the same day as DVD this month including:
Post Grad (1/12)
The Hurt Locker (1/12)
The Invention of Lying (1/19)
Whip It! (1/26)
In a recent online survey* that polled 1,000 HDTV owners to quantify as well as qualify their opinions on 3D technology, Comcast was among the top three trusted 3D brands and the only video service provider in the top three. Comcast's 3D 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 and 3D. Comcast's signature On Demand program library currently offers 17,000+ entertainment programs with more than 2,600 choices in HD each month. With 14 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, which owns two professional sports teams, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, and a large, multipurpose arena in Philadelphia, the Wachovia Center, and manages other facilities for sporting events, concerts and other events.
*This second annual 3D survey was conducted by Quixel Research.