Xfinity TV Player App from Comcast Now Enables Customers to Download TV Shows and Movies onto Mobile Devices  

  Xfinity TV Player App from Comcast Now Enables Customers to Download TV
  Shows and Movies onto Mobile Devices

In Addition to Thousands of On Demand Choices Available to Stream Through the
 App, New Download Capability Lets Xfinity TV Digital Customers Watch Select
                        Content Offline and On-the-Go

Business Wire

PHILADELPHIA -- December 13, 2012

Xfinity TV customers have enjoyed the benefit of being among the first to
stream thousands of On Demand video choices to their tablet or smartphone
through an app – a great entertainment option while connected to the Internet.
And now, Comcast has added a new capability to its Xfinity TV Player app that
enables customers to download content from the Internet directly to their
mobile device, so they can watch their favorite TV shows and movies in the
palm of their hand – offline, wherever they are.

Beginning today, Xfinity TV digital customers can download thousands of
premium TV and movie choices from SHOWTIME^®, STARZ, ENCORE and MOVIEPLEX via
the app onto their Apple or Android smartphones or tablets. Xfinity TV digital
customers who subscribe to these premium networks can simply download an
available movie or TV show over an Internet connection, then watch it wherever
their travels take them. This feature is perfect for keeping entertained in
places that generally don’t have an available or optimal Internet connection;
in an airplane, on family car trips, or even on the subway.

“Millions of smartphone and tablet users in the U.S. watch video on their
mobile devices. With that in mind, Comcast is continuously innovating the TV
experience and developing new features and tools that provide our customers
with more options for how, when and where they watch content,” said Charlie
Herrin, Senior Vice President of Product Design and Development at Comcast
Cable. “Today’s Xfinity TV Player enhancement underscores that commitment to
our customers by adding more flexibility for them to watch entertainment on
their terms – now without having to rely on an Internet connection to watch
their favorite programming while on-the-go.”

Among the popular selections now available to download, subscribers can catch
up on hit programming from SHOWTIME, including Homeland and Dexter, and STARZ,
including Spartacus and Magic City. And to keep the younger generation
entertained, popular kids’ movies on STARZ such as Cars 2 and The Muppets are
available to download. Comcast plans to add many more downloadable choices
from additional programming partners in the coming months. All customers will
be able to download content over an available WiFi Internet connection. In
addition, as part of their innovation technology joint venture, Comcast and
Verizon Wireless have teamed up to offer Verizon Wireless customers the
flexibility to download and stream content directly to mobile devices over its
4G LTE network.

Comcast offers its Xfinity TV digital customers two apps – the Xfinity TV
Player app and the Xfinity TV app – for making viewing and managing
entertainment easier than ever. The Xfinity TV Player app is designed for
customers who simply want to watch video on their mobile devices – now with
more than 18,500 streaming On Demand choices via Apple and Android devices, as
well as the thousands of downloadable choices currently available. The
company’s Xfinity TV app helps customers personalize and manage the TV viewing
experience including scheduling your DVR, remote tuning and a queue where you
can keep track of the latest TV shows and movie releases. Both apps can be
downloaded free-of-charge on Google Play and Apple iTunes.

Information on the Xfinity TV Player app and the new download feature is
available here.

About Comcast Cable

Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone
provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides
these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an
advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings
customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology
company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

Contact:

Comcast Corporation
Peter Dobrow, 215-286-3507
peter_dobrow@comcast.com
or
Debbie Frey, 215-286-4568
debbie_frey@comcast.com
 
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