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Watchathon Week Returns April 27 - May 3 for X1 and Flex Customers

Watchathon Week Returns April 27 - May 3 for X1 and Flex Customers

Comcast today announced its annual Xfinity Watchathon Week will return April 27—May 3, and for the first time will offer X1 and Flex customers the same free, personalized content experience.

During the weeklong event, they’ll be able to enjoy some of the year’s most popular and anticipated programing from top SVODs and premium networks such as: 

  • Every episode of the first three seasons of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, just in time to catch up and get current with the fourth season premiering April 28. Plus additional Hulu originals including A Teacher and Palm Springs.
  • A huge collection from HBO Max including the entire HBO library with access to The Nevers, Mare of Easttown and all of Game of Thrones on demand, and for the first time, a sampling of several Max Originals such as The Flight Attendant and the first season of Love Life. 
  • The full AMC+ on demand catalog will be available during the week, including The Walking Dead universe and exclusive specials ad-free, Gangs of London, and the AMC+ original Spy City.
  • Premium networks such as Showtime, STARZ and EPIX will make their full on demand catalog available throughout the week, giving customers access to top shows and content such as the STARZ’s Outlander, EPIX’s Godfather of Harlem and SHOWTIME® drama City on a Hill, among many others.

“Our customers are streaming more content than ever on our entertainment platforms – up 73% year over year – and this year’s Watchathon is a great opportunity to highlight the breadth and depth of everything we offer across both X1 and Flex,” said Rebecca Heap, Senior Vice President, Video & Entertainment, Comcast. 

Additionally, X1 and Flex customers also can sample full catalogs of some of the most popular niche SVODs such as Acorn TV, History Vault, Lifetime Movie Club, Hallmark Movies Now, Here TV and Kidstream.

Last but not least, this year’s event offers thousands of hours of multicultural content with access to services such as KOCOWA, the video streaming platform that specializes in delivering mainstream Korean TV dramas, variety shows and K-POP shows; Brown Sugar, the popular SVOD service featuring one of the largest collections of African American movies; and PANTAYA, which features one of the largest and most varied selection of Spanish-language movies on a single service. Sample programming includes:

  • Seasons one and two of The Penthouse, Korea’s hottest K-drama. Viewers get a peek of how the affluent live in Korea’s Hera Palace, a luxury apartment building, and follow the stories of three ambitious women.
  • Eve’s Bayou, the award-winning 1997 American horror drama film written and directed by Kasi Lemmons and starring and produced by Samuel L. Jackson. The film was recently selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
  • The PANTAYA Original Series La Negociadora, starring Barbara Mori as Eugenia Velazco, a hostage negotiator and renowned criminal attorney haunted by her past and her criminal father.

X1 and Flex customers can enjoy all the programming available to them during the week by saying “Watchathon” into the Xfinity Voice Remote. They’ll be able to browse programming by network, genre, what’s trending with other Xfinity customers, or they can check out recommendations from the Xfinity editorial team.


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