Comcast Debuts Twilight On Demand In HD at 12:01 A.M. on March 21 - The Same Night of the DVD Release
Twilighters mark your calendars…Twilight, the blockbuster love story that captured the imagination of fans around the world and smashed box office records, is available to Comcast On Demand customers in SD and HD beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, March 21 - the same day as the DVD. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communications, will also provide three behind-the-scenes featurettes, including one exclusive featurette. Twilight will be available On Demand under the "Movies & Events" folder in "All New Releases."
"Attention Twilighters: at 12:01 a.m. you can watch Twilight in HD the moment it's available and with no trip to the video store," said Derek Harrar, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Video Services for Comcast. "Delivering this international pop culture phenomenon right into customers' living rooms demonstrates the power of Comcast On Demand."
Starting March 18, Comcast will have three featurettes available On Demand including an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at "Vampire Baseball." "Vampire Baseball" examines the challenges and physical demands that come along with putting together the well-known movie scene and how visual effects were used. Other featurettes give an insiders view of what happened on the set along with a closer look at the vampires of Forks, Washington.
As part of the company's commitment to innovation and the delivery of exponentially more quality content choice on TV, including more HD, Comcast offers an extensive On Demand library featuring a variety of content, including blockbuster movies, network television series, sports, music, kids' programs and other new viewing choices. Comcast On Demand currently offers customers thousands of kids and family entertainment choices among the more than 10,000 programs available throughout the course of a month, including more than 1,000 choices in HD available at any time. Currently, Comcast customers view more than 300 million On Demand programs a month.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 24.2 million cable customers, 14.9 million high-speed Internet customers, and 6.5 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.