Comcast’s Xfinity TV Launches Biggest Kids Event Ever; Bringing Parents and
On-the-Go Families the Best Kids Content from Top Networks, Free WiFi and
New Parental Controls
‘Summer of Kids’ Offers More than 1,000 On Demand Choices for Summer’s Mobile
Showcases Family-Friendly Content from Top Brands such as Nickelodeon, Disney,
Sprout, Cartoon Network, Angry Birds Toons, PBS KIDS, the HUB Network,
Dreamworks, NBCUniversal and More
Company Expands Partnership with Common Sense Media and Launches New Parental
Control Features for Safer, Smarter Viewing Across Devices
PHILADELPHIA -- July 1, 2013
As families prepare for an on-the-go summer, Comcast, a global media and
technology company, is launching Xfinity TV’s Summer of Kids to spotlight its
incredible library of family-friendly On Demand content, along with more than
1,000 downloadable kids TV shows and films across platforms, plus new tools
and features for safer and smarter viewing wherever summer takes them.
With content from every major kids network and brand, Xfinity On Demand brings
families the most options of what, when and where to watch. Whether on the
road, on a plane, or simply at home, Xfinity TV’s Summer of Kids will
highlight this programming and give families more ways to enjoy time together
during the season.
*Unparalleled content offering: Xfinity TV customers will have access to
all the best kids TV shows for all ages including Dora the Explorer, Angry
Birds Toons, Sofia the First, Phineas and Ferb, Ben 10, Mickey Mouse
Clubhouse, The Chica Show, Sid the Science Kid, Lazy Town, Pajanimals, My
Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and hundreds more.
*Free WiFi hotspots: From July 15 through July 31, tens of thousands of
Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the nation will be available at no cost to
anyone with a WiFi–enabled device; giving families more options for
streaming the best kids content, such as The Wiggles, Jake and the Never
Land Pirates, iCarly, and Thomas and Friends, while on-the-go.
*Huge selection of downloadable content: Xfinity On Demand now offers more
than 1,000 downloadable kid-friendly choices, including popular movies
such as Finding Nemo, The Muppets, Brave and Freaky Friday, that are
included as part of a customer’s respective Xfinity Digital TV, Streampix
and premium subscriptions. Sprout and Kabillion, along with content from
Warner Brothers and Cookie Jar offered via Xfinity Streampix, are now
joining STARZ, ENCORE, MOVIEPLEX, and Showtime as networks offering kids
content that can be downloaded directly to tablets and smartphones and
enjoyed in places where there’s no Internet connection.
*Families help select programming with Family Movie Night: Families wanting
a relaxing evening at home during the busy summer can go to Xfinity TV’s
Facebook page to vote for a movie they’d like to see discounted during
“Family Movie Night” weekends in July, including timeless hits such as
Babe, Monsters Inc. and How to Train Your Dragon.
“Xfinity On Demand brings families a huge selection of the best kids content
to enjoy safely together. As we head into the busy summer travel season,
Summer of Kids provides them with even more content and more ways to watch
while on the go,” said Maggie Suniewick, Vice President, Programming, Comcast
Cable. “We’re also giving parents ultimate peace of mind for safer, smarter
viewing across devices by expanding our parental controls and giving them new
ways to help find age-appropriate content across our entire Xfinity On Demand
Summer of Kids marks the launch of new, permanent platform features
specifically designed to help families make smarter decisions about what is
age-appropriate for their children to watch.
*Ratings: In partnership with Common Sense Media, Xfinity TV is integrating
TV show and film ratings into Xfinity.com/TV kids content.
*Easier Discovery Across Platforms: Comcast is also working with Common
Sense Media to let customers filter content by age group and most-watched
on Xfinity On Demand. Additionally, the Xfinity TV Player App on Apple
devices now features a dedicated family and kids content section, making
it easier than ever for parents to find what they are looking for while
*New Resources for Parents: Comcast recently launched a parental controls
microsite to help parents manage what their kids are watching on TV,
online and on mobile devices.
Networks and programmers participating in Summer of Kids include: Angry Birds
Toons, Baby Boost, BabyFirst, Buena Vista, Cartoon Network, Cbeebies, Disney
Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Dreamworks, ENCORE, Golden Films, HBO,
Kabillion, Lionsgate, MOVIEPLEX, NBCUniversal, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr.,
Paramount, PBS KIDS, Showtime, Sprout, STARZ, the Jungle and the HUB Network.
Summer of Kids follows on the heels of Xfinity TV’s highly successful
Watchathon Week in March, which was the biggest catch-up in TV history. For
details on Summer of Kids visit www.xfinity.com/summerofkids. For information
on Xfinity TV and Xfinity On Demand visit www.xfinity.com/TV. Join the
conversation on www.facebook.com/Xfinity and www.twitter.com/Xfinity_TV with
To access Xfinity WiFi, customers and non-customers should look for
"xfinitywifi" on the list of available networks on their wireless device and
follow the sign-in prompts to begin their WiFi session. They also can use the
Xfinity WiFi App to locate thousands of Xfinity WiFi hotspots nationwide.
For additional information, please follow Comcast onTwitterandGoogle+.
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 http://www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
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