Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. Segments The company has two primary businesses, Comcast Cable (Comcast Cable Communications, LLC and its subsidiaries) and NBCUniversal (NBCUniversal Media, LLC (the company’s subsidiary)). The company presents its operations for Comcast Cable in one segment, referred to as Cable Communications; and the company’s operations for NBCUniversal in four segments, such as the Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments (collectively, the ‘NBCUniversal segments’). The company’s other business interests consist primarily of Comcast Spectacor, which owns the Philadelphia Flyers and the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and operates arena management-related businesses. Cable Communications segment Cable Services The company offers various cable services through its cable distribution system to residential and business customers. Video Services The company offers various video services under the XFINITY brand, with access to various channels depending on the customer’s level of service. The company’s levels of service typically range from a limited basic service with access to between 20 and 40 channels to a full digital service with access to approximately 300 channels. The company’s video services generally include programming provided by national broadcast networks, local broadcast stations, and national and regional cable networks, as well as government and public access programming. The company’s digital video services generally include access to its on demand service and an interactive, on-screen program guide. The company also offers packages that include extensive amounts of foreign-language programming, and offers other specialty tiers of programming with sports, family and international themes. The company’s video customers might also subscribe to premium networks. Premium networks include networks, such as HBO, Showtime, Starz and Cinemax that generally provide, without commercial interruption, movies, original programming, live and taped sporting events and concerts, and other features. The company’s on demand service provides digital video customers with approximately 75,000 programming choices through the course of a month, including 30,000 in high definition. A portion of the company’s on demand content is available at no additional charge; other content, primarily movies and special-events programming, such as sporting events and concerts, could be rented or in some cases purchased to own digitally. The company continues to increase the number of on demand choices, including various movies and television shows that could be purchased. The company’s HD (high-definition video) service provides customers with high-resolution picture quality, improved audio quality and a wide-screen format through a HD set-top box. The company’s HD service includes a selection of HD programming choices, including major broadcast networks, national cable networks, premium networks and regional sports networks. The company’s digital video recorder (DVR) service allows digital video customers to record and store programs on their set-top box and play them at whatever time is convenient. The company’s DVR service also provides the ability to pause and rewind live television. The company’s X1 service, which is a cloud-enabled video platform, provides customers with integrated search functionality, personalized recommendations and access to certain third-party Internet applications through television sets. The company also offers its Cloud DVR technology in all of its markets. Cloud DVR technology allows the company’s video customers to record television shows and movies from their home using cloud-based servers and view those recordings on mobile devices through its mobile apps. The company’s video customers, through its online portal, might view certain live programming and on demand content, browse program listings, and schedule and manage DVR recordings. The company also has streaming services that provide customers with access to certain programming through o
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