Comcast Doubles the Amount of Same-Day-As-DVD Movies On Demand with More Than 200 In 2010
Comcast announced today that it doubled the amount of movies available On Demand that were released the same day as the DVD in 2010, bringing customers more than 200 "day-and-date" movies this year alone. The company also announced that in 2010 its On Demand service reached a total of 18 billion views since it launched in 2003.
"Our customers continue to use On Demand and embrace day-and-date movies in record numbers," said Marcien Jenckes, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Comcast. "Our customers are also watching more kids programming, TV series and music On Demand than ever before, and in 2011, we will continue to bring them more entertainment choices available anytime, both On Demand and online."
Today, Comcast works with a number of major studios to bring same day as DVD movies to its customers, including: Warner Bros/New Line, Fox, Universal, Summit, Sony, MGM, Paramount, Disney/Buena Vista, DreamWorks and LionsGate. Movies available the same day as DVD release continue to rise in popularity and are consistently among the top-performing content On Demand. To date in 2010, these movies represent nine of the top ten performing movies On Demand:
1. The Blind Side*
2. Couples Retreat*
3. The Twilight Saga: New Moon*
4. Hot Tub Time Machine*
5. The Hurt Locker*
6. It's Complicated*
7. Shutter Island*
8. Date Night*
9. The Book of Eli*
Starting in 2003 with a few hundred choices, customers can now select from 25,000 entertainment choices On Demand, including 6,000 in high-definition. Over the years, On Demand views have also seen significant growth. This year, customers viewed content On Demand four billion times with an average of 350 million views on the service every month. Customers can select from new release movies, music, top TV shows and independent films to the most popular kids, sports, lifestyle and local programs available anytime, anywhere.
Comcast's 2010 day-and-date movie offering is part of the company's commitment to deliver more choice and control to its customers through its Xfinity services. Xfinity TV also offers thousands of online entertainment choices at XfinityTV.com, as well as an Xfinity TV app for iPad, iPhone and Android-powered devices that enables customers to search, discover, and soon watch and share their favorite TV shows and movies whenever and wherever they want.
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 22.9 million video customers, 16.7 million high-speed Internet customers, and 8.4 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, 11 regional 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 Wells Fargo Center, and, through Global Spectrum, manages other facilities for sporting events, concerts and other events.
*Available the same day as the DVD release.