Comcast Provides More Family Entertainment with Launch of Disney Family Movies Subscription On Demand Service
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communications, together with Disney-ABC Domestic Television today announced the launch of the subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, Disney Family Movies. The service, which showcases classic and contemporary Disney family movies from one of the world's largest film libraries, is now available to Comcast digital customers.
Disney Family Movies gives customers unlimited access to approximately 20 hours of content each month, including 10 Disney feature films and two short-form films. The titles will remain in rotation for about a month, with new movies added weekly. The initial titles available at launch this month, including George of the Jungle, The Parent Trap, Eloise at the Plaza, and Treasure Planet, can be found on Channel 1 in "Premium Channels" under "Disney Family Movies."
"For just $5.99 a month, we're offering unlimited viewing of ten classic Disney movies whenever you want -- it's such a compelling family entertainment value, my daughters offered to take it out of their allowance," said Derek Harrar, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Video Services for Comcast. "Kids' and family programming continues to be one of our top On Demand categories, and we are thrilled to continue delivering the best quality content with Disney."
"We're delighted to offer Disney Family Movies to Comcast's customers," said Dan Cohen, Executive Vice President, Pay Television and New Media, Disney-ABC Domestic Television. "The addition of this one-of-a-kind, family-friendly service is a wonderful complement to the company's video on demand initiatives," he continued.
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.
For more information, or to order Disney Family Movies, call Comcast at 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278).
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 24.4 million cable customers, 14.7 million high-speed Internet customers, and 6.1 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband 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 Comcast SportsNet networks 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.
About Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Disney-ABC Domestic Television's pay television and interactive media division is a leading distributor of movies in the video-on-demand arena. DADT distributes movies domestically from The Walt Disney Studios, including titles from Walt Disney Pictures, Disney-Pixar, Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, and Miramax Films. It currently licenses movies through a wide range of distributors and platforms including cable MSOs, satellite companies, Internet distributors, telcos, mobile operators, and via other emerging technologies.