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Comcast Launches The X1 Platform From Xfinity In Greater Baltimore Area

   Comcast Launches The X1 Platform From Xfinity In Greater Baltimore Area

X1 transforms traditional TV into integrated entertainment experience -
complete with apps, personalization and social media tools, second-screen
integration and more

PR Newswire

BALTIMORE, June 17, 2013

BALTIMORE, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Comcast, one of the nation's leading
providers of entertainment, information, and communications products and
services, today announced the launch of the X1 Platform from Xfinity in the
Greater Baltimore area. Unlike any other video service available, X1 uses IP
technology and cloud servers on Comcast's network to create the world's first
entertainment operating system. X1 integrates the largest collection of video
with social media features, interactive apps, web content and more in one
easy-to-navigate, sleek viewing experience.

"X1 offers an entirely new and personalized way for our customers to
experience their TV and entertainment," said Tom Coughlin, regional senior
vice president for Comcast."X1 transforms our video product from a hardware
experience to a software experience, allowing us to deliver new features and
functionality to our customers faster than ever before."

The launch of X1 in the Greater Baltimore area is part of Comcast's ongoing
and evolving effort to take advantage of IP technology and the cloud to
constantly bring new innovations to market.

X1 features currently include:

  oA modern user interface that enables one-click access to programs and a
    highly visual guide to entertainment options and related information
  oA personalized viewing experience with recommendations based on search
    input and previously watched shows and movies
  oThe ability to search simultaneously across live TV, Xfinity On Demand and
    DVR recordings – and see the last nine programs watched across all
    services with a single tap on the remote control
  oThe ability to watch DVR recordings from any room in the house and
    simultaneously record up to four shows while watching another
  oAn expanding selection of tailored-for-TV apps, including social
    networking, traffic, weather, Pandora and a sports app to track multiple
    games at once and check the latest scores, standings, and schedules while
    watching a favorite show
  oThe ability to fling a Web page, like one that features streaming video,
    directly to the X1 set top box and view it on the big screen
  oAn enhanced remote control that offers greater responsiveness and does not
    require a line-of-sight connection to the set-top-box

In addition, the X1 Remote App lets customers use motions, gestures, and voice
commands to control their TVs with their Apple handheld devices. So for
example, customers can swipe their iPhones to page through the interactive TV
guide and program personalized short-cuts and favorites ("Quick Links"); shake
their device to pause Xfinity On Demand content; and use voice commands to
navigate the guide and search for content.

X1 will initially be available to new Xfinity Triple Play customers in the
Greater Baltimore area, and will become available to additional customers
segments in the future. The X1 Platform is currently available in 13 markets
and Comcast plans to launch the service in all remaining markets by the end of
the year.

About Comcast Corporation:
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology
company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. 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. NBCUniversal operates 30 news, entertainment and sports cable
networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production
operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks
and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more
information.

SOURCE Comcast Corporation

Website: http://www.comcastcorporation.com
Contact: Alisha Martin, Comcast, 410.513.3155, Alisha_martin@cable.comcast.com