Comcast’s Annual Bicultural Binge-Watching Event Starts September 6
Comcast today announced that its annual bicultural binge-watching event will take place from September 6 to 17, giving Xfinity TV customers access to hundreds of titles, in English and Spanish, across devices and at no additional cost.
Xfinity FreePass Latino gives customers a 12-day window of opportunity to watch new programming before it airs live or to catch up on their favorite shows and series such as the critically acclaimed drama from Spain "Vis-à-vis", and the Spanish-language version of the new TV reality series, "Auto firm con Alex Vega." Customers will also enjoy premium content with SAP en español from hits such as "Outlander," "Power," "Survivor’s Remorse" plus hundreds of recent Hollywood films including "Passengers" starring Jennifer Lawrence, "Miracles from Heaven" with Jennifer Garner and "Ghostbusters" (2016)." Blockbuster hits from Latin America will also be available such as "Rudo y Cursi" starring Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal, Oscar winner from Argentina, "El Secreto de sus Ojos", and international award winner from Colombia "Manos Sucias" and much more.
"We continue to be committed to creating the best experience for bicultural Latinos," said Javier Garcia, SVP / GM Multicultural, Xfinity Services, Comcast. "FreePass Latino is a testament to the dedication we place on that commitment as we work to bring our product innovation, editorial curation and our great relationship with programming partners together to showcase unique events such as this one, our biggest Latino On Demand event of the year."
During FreePass Latino, Comcast’s Xfinity X1 platform will provide Latino customers with an immersive bicultural viewing experience complete with an easy to navigate programming guide in their language of choice, one touch access to turn the SAP feed on or off and the X1 voice remote control, which now recognizes commands in both English and Spanish. Customers will be able to find FreePass Latino by simply saying those words into their X1 voice remote.
Accessible via Xfinity On Demand, the Xfinity Stream mobile app, and web portal, the bicultural content collection available during Xfinity FreePass Latino includes:
Watch shows before they air live from Azteca and Discovery en Español
Premium TV shows and films including "Outlander," "Power," "American Gods" and Hollywood hits such as "Passengers" and "Miracles from Heaven", plus hundreds of titles from the STARZ Network available in Spanish via SAP en español.
Blockbuster films from Latin America and the U.S. such as the Oscar winning film "El Secreto de sus Ojos" and Blockbuster hit "From Prada to Nada" through Cinelatino; "Resident Evil: Retribution" and "Grown Ups" made available by Cine Sony; and "Cristo Rey" and "Alacrán Enamorado" by ViendoMovies.
Complete TV series such as Telemundo’s primetime hits "El Señor de los Cielos" and "Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso" and Univision’s "Enamorandome de Ramón" as well as over 30 telenovelas from the Latin-American channels Caracol whose offerings include: "La Tusa," "Laura: La Santa de Colombia," and "La Suegra"; Pasiones with "La Ronca de Oro"; Nuestra Tele’s "La Dama de Troya" and "La Hija del Mariachi"; and many more.
Comedy specials and series from HBO’s "The Wall, Live from Washington, D.C." by George Lopez, and FUSE’s hit series "Fluffy’s Food Adventures" (formerly known as "Fluffy Breaks Even") starring comedian Gabriel Iglesias.
A better Xfinity On Demand Experience: This year, customers can enjoy more of their favorite movies in HD on Video On Demand.
Xfinity’s Spanish language Latino Entertainment Channel (XLEC) will have a special edition with full coverage of FreePass Latino best picks and ‘must see’ during the 12 days. Available at no additional charge to Xfinity Latino customers, the XLEC keeps Comcast’s bicultural Latino customers updated on programming highlights and helps maximize their viewing experience using the latest Xfinity features.
For more details on Xfinity FreePass Latino, including the full programming list, please visit my.xfinity.com/latino to browse through the thousands of hours of content available and check the Xfinity Latino Entertainment Channel daily for recommendations on what to watch. Users can post tagging the pages www.facebook.com/XfinityLatino and https://twitter.com/XfinityLatino using the hashtag #FreePassLatino. Content availability may vary across platforms. For more information on the Xfinity Latino Entertainment Channel, Multilatino packages and Xfinity On Demand, please visit: https://www.xfinity.com/latino/packages
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