Starting Thursday, Comcast will add TV shows from ABC and Fox to its video on-demand library, making it the only provider that offers shows from all four broadcast networks (including NBC and CBS) as soon as the day after they air. There's a list of all the TV shows Comcast will be offering in the press release after the break -- no Modern Family or House? weak -- so the next time you forget to DVR Cops, you're covered. Also, now that DirecTV has broken the seal on premium VOD early release movies, Comcast also mentioned it is still in negotiations to provide similar access to flicks. With no specifics to announce it's possible the pricing or windows could differ from what we've seen so far, so we'll just advise Senior Vice President and General Manager of Comcast Video Services Marcien Jenkes to take a long look at our poll results before signing anything.


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COMCAST FIRST TO OFFER CURRENT TOP-RATED TV SERIES
FROM ALL FOUR MAJOR BROADCAST NETWORKS ON DEMAND

Adds TV Series from ABC and FOX including Most Recent Episodes from Hits Like Glee and Grey's Anatomy – Nearly Doubles Xfinity TV On Demand TV Line-Up from Major Broadcast Networks


PHILADELPHIA, PA – April 27, 2011 – Comcast, one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services, announced today it is adding top-rated TV series from ABC and FOX to its On Demand service, making Comcast the only pay TV provider to offer current TV series from all four major broadcast networks – ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC – On Demand. This expansion of TV series, among others, nearly doubles the amount of hit TV series now available from the major broadcast networks, and brings customers the most TV episodes in high-definition On Demand.

"Our goal is to deliver customers the best and most-current entertainment choices anytime, anywhere so they can catch up and keep up with their favorite TV shows," said Marcien Jenckes, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Video Services for Comcast. "By nearly doubling the number of current TV series from broadcast networks, Xfinity TV On Demand offers our customers a one-of-a-kind experience that can't be found elsewhere."



Starting on Thursday, April 28, more than 20 popular TV series from ABC and FOX will begin to roll out On Demand the day after the TV series' live broadcast and will be fast forward disabled. These series join top-rated shows from CBS and NBC including NCIS, Hawaii Five-0, The Office and 30 Rock, available to customers whenever they want to watch new or recent episodes. Each of the major broadcast networks will offer the four most recent episodes from the following TV series On Demand:



ABC TV Series


· Body of Proof

· Castle

· Cougar Town

· Desperate Housewives

· Grey's Anatomy

· Private Practice



FOX TV Series


· American Dad

· America's Most Wanted

· Bob's Burgers

· Bones

· Breaking In

· The Chicago Code

· The Cleveland Show

· Cops

· Family Guy

· Fringe

· Glee

· Hell's Kitchen (available 7/19)

· Kitchen Nightmares

· Masterchef (available 6/7)

· Raising Hope

· The Simpsons

· Traffic Light




CBS TV Series

· Blue Bloods

· CSI

· CSI: Miami

· CSI: NY

· Hawaii Five-0

· Mad Love

· NCIS

· NCIS: Los Angeles

· Rules of Engagement

· Survivor: Redemption Island

· The Good Wife

· Two and a Half Men

· Undercover Boss






NBC TV Series


· 30 Rock

· America's Got Talent (available 6/1)

· America's Next Great Restaurant

· Celebrity Apprentice

· Chase

· Chuck

· Community

· Friday Night Lights

· Harry's Law

· Law & Order: Los Angeles

· Love In The Wild (available 6/2)

· Minute to Win It

· Outsourced

· Parks and Recreation

· Parenthood

· Perfect Couples

· Saturday Night Live

· The Biggest Loser

· The Event

· The Marriage Ref (available 6/27)

· The Office

· The Voice

· Who Do You Think You Are?




These TV series join Comcast's extensive line-up of approximately 600 TV series On Demand from broadcast networks, popular cable networks such as AMC, Bravo, E!, FX, MTV, National Geographic Channel, Nickelodeon, TBS, TNT, Telemundo and USA as well as premium providers such as HBO, Showtime, Starz and Cinemax. Additionally, Comcast offers hit movies, music and kids programming and more On Demand. Comcast On Demand, which recently passed 19 billion views, is now averaging 350 million views per month. In addition, Comcast continues to offer customers more than 60,000 TV and movie entertainment choices across On Demand, online at XfinityTV.com and on the iPad through the Xfinity TV app.


About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.
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