Comcast Launches New X1 Video Platform in Florida

  Comcast Launches New X1 Video Platform in Florida

 Jacksonville, Sarasota, Naples Area Customers are Among First in Florida to
                Experience Newest Cable Television Technology

Business Wire

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- July 15, 2013

Comcast Florida announced today the launch of its new X1 video platform for
customers in the Jacksonville, Sarasota and Naples areas, marking the debut of
this new entertainment operating system in the Sunshine State. In addition,
consumers in Brunswick, GA, will be receiving the new X1 video platform as

Using cloud-enabled technologies, the X1 Platform offers a completely new and
more personalized TV experience that provides access to Comcast’s massive
library of live and on-demand video presented with a new, much more
graphically pleasing on-screen guide along with popular apps like Facebook and

The new DVR-enabled X1 boxes enable customers to record four shows and watch a
fifth at the same time using AnyRoom® DVR service. With AnyRoom® DVR service
customers can watch recorded shows in any room, start watching a recording in
one room and then finish in another, or even have different recordings play in
different rooms at the same time.

X1 features include:

  *A main screen with a new, easy-to-read and -search guide and interface
    that enables fast, one-click access to a variety of video content and
    allows customers to access a host of information about the programs
    they’re watching and related programming;
  *The ability to search TV listings, DVR recordings, and Xfinity On Demand
    for content simultaneously;
  *Weather, sports and real-time traffic apps, all specially designed and
    scaled for use on a TV screen (X1 DVR boxes also include Pandora and
    Facebook apps);
  *An enhanced remote control for the X1 DVR box that’s highly responsive and
    does not have to be pointed straight at the box to work; and
  *The ability to display the highest resolution supported by many new TVs,
    1080P at 60 frames per second.

“X1 truly makes the TV experience smarter, more powerful and more personalized
than ever before,” said Comcast’s Regional Vice President of Marketing for
Florida, Thomas Zemaitis. “This new cloud-based platform gives us the
flexibility to continually provide our customers with the newest technology
and deliver the best entertainment experience available anywhere today.”

X1 Remote app lets customers control X1 via motions, gestures, and voice

The new companion X1 Remote app (available for free for the iPhone and iPod
Touch devices via the iOS app store), lets customers use motions, gestures and
voice commands to control the X1. For example, customers can actually swipe
their iPhones or iPod Touches to page through the interactive TV guides and
program personalized short-cuts and favorites (“Quick Links”). They can also
shake their devices to pause On Demand content and even use voice commands to
navigate the guide and search for content.

In addition, X1 lets customers search through tens of thousands of programming
choices using either their iPhones’ or iPod Touches’ virtual keyboards, or
they can simply say into these devices, “Show me all action movies on HBO.”
The app also has the ability to filter content by genre, whether it’s offered
in high-definition, and other criteria, as well as control the DVR and
interact with X1’s social media tools and apps.

To order X1 and for more Information

X1 is available at no additional charge to upgrading and new customers who
order select Xfinity Triple Play packages with HD/DVR service. For more
information about the Xfinity service or the X1 platform, call 1-800-XFINITY
or visit To view a video about X1, visit:

Comcast expects to offer the new X1 platform to additional markets throughout
Florida in the coming months.

For additional information on the X1 platform, go to

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
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