Twihards: At 12:01 A.M. On March 20 Comcast Debuts 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' On Demand On TV... Hours Before Retail Doors Open

Philadelphia, PA.

Whether you're team Edward or team Jacob, get ready for a date with Edward Cullen and Jacob Black…The Twilight Saga: New Moon, the second film of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series and box office blockbuster, will be available to Comcast On Demand customers and in HD beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, March 20 - the same day as the DVD release.  Exclusive director's commentary for true Twilighters, which can only be seen on Comcast On Demand, will also be available along with additional content.

"Twilight's midnight release brought millions of fans together in their homes and became the most viewed movie on Comcast On Demand of 2009," said Derek Harrar, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Video and Entertainment Services for Comcast. "Now we're geared up to do it again with New Moon,' with exclusive content that can't be seen anywhere else, except Comcast."

Beginning March 20 at 12:01 a.m., customers can watch The Twilight Saga: New Moon On Demand with exclusive director's commentary and a featurette, Life After Twilight, both available at the end of the film.  The director's commentary - not available anywhere else - features approximately 13 minutes of commentary from director Chris Weitz on a number of favorite New Moon' scenes such as: Bella's birthday party, Bella's cliff dive, Bella rescuing Edward in Italy and Bella's first encounter with the Volturi.  Life After Twilight is a cable exclusive that takes a look at how the actors' lives have changed after the phenomenal success of the first movie in the franchise.  Also, Comcast customers can watch New Moon' extras On Demand including Meet the Wolf Pack, Meet the Volturi Coven and an extended New Moon' trailer beginning March 18. The Twilight Saga: New Moon and additional content will be available On Demand on television (TV) via the On Demand menu under "Movies" > "Movie Collections" > "Twilight: New Moon."  The movie is produced and distributed by Summit Entertainment.

Along with The Twilight Saga: New Moon available the same day as the DVD, a total of 16 theatrical hit movies will be available On Demand in HD the same day as the DVD release this month - the most ever in Comcast On Demand history.  Comcast's same day as DVD releases this month include:

  • Where The Wild Things Are (3/2) 
  • Precious (3/9)
  • Pirate Radio (3/11)
  • Armored (3/16)
  • Astro Boy (3/16)
  • Bandslam (3/16)
  • Did You Hear About The Morgans? (3/16)
  • Ninja Assassin (3/16)
  • The Fourth Kind (3/16)
  • Brothers (3/23)
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox (3/23)
  • The Blind Side (3/23) 
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (3/30)
  • Sherlock Holmes (3/30)
  • Under The Sea (3/30)

These movies and others can be found On Demand via the On Demand menu under "Movies" > "All New Movies."

These blockbuster movies are part of Project Infinity, the company's commitment to innovation and the delivery of exponentially more quality content, including more movies. Comcast's signature On Demand video library currently offers more than 17,000 entertainment programs and 3,000 choices in HD available over the course of a month and features everything from movies, music and top TV shows to the most popular kids, sports, lifestyle and local programs. Comcast also offers 19,000 TV shows and movies to its cable customers to watch online for no additional cost. 

The company will continue to focus on increasing the number of content choices available to customers through its Xfinity service that Comcast is rolling out in markets across the country this year.  With Xfinity, customers can receive new services that include 100+ HD channels, 50 to 70 foreign-language channels, On Demand video choices increasing to 20,000+ and increased broadband speeds of up to 50 -100+ Mbps.  This year Xfinity services will also include new cross platform and mobile apps like the ability to program your DVR from the Internet or mobile device, Caller ID to the TV and other interactive television applications.

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 23.6 million cable customers, 15.9 million high-speed Internet customers, and 7.6 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 Wachovia Center, and manages other facilities for sporting events, concerts and other events.