Comcast Announces Launch For Xfinity TV App for iPad

Find What to Watch Quicker and Easier than Ever Before, Change Channels and Program DVRs – Free for Comcast Digital Customers

SAN FRANCISCO and PHILADELPHIA – November 15, 2010 – Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) today unveiled its new Xfinity TV™ app, which will enable Xfinity TV digital customers to watch TV shows and movies directly on the iPad™ either at home or on-the-go in the coming weeks.

The Xfinity TV app is a TV guide and a mobile video player all in one. It enables customers to change TV channels from the iPad and helps them to search and instantly find what to watch among thousands of choices – including top movies and premium cable shows – on TV, On Demand, online or on the iPad.

Demonstrated today at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco, the first version of the app will be available on the iTunes Store® this week and is free to Comcast digital customers. With it, customers will be able to:

  • Browse and discover video content from either TV listings or selections from the On Demand library in a rich user interface with colorful poster art and details.
  • Use it as a TV guide so, in just a few finger taps, users can find what to watch by reviewing their TV listings and change the channel in real time.
  • Program their DVRs to record TV shows, series and movies so they never miss their favorites.
  • Sort content based on different filters like Networks and Genres such as Movies, Kids, Sports, or by HD content.
  • Search by keyword or by title A-Z in TV listings or On Demand.
  • Watch movies and TV shows directly on the iPad anytime, anywhere (coming in December).
  • Personalize viewing with a “MyTV” feature to create a “Watchlist” of favorite TV shows and movies (coming soon).
  • Seamlessly access social networking sites to share what they’re watching with others (coming soon).

“This Xfinity TV app is part of a much larger effort to reinvent the way consumers interact with their televisions by transforming the way they search, navigate, discover and share entertainment,” said Neil Smit, President of Comcast Cable. “The remote control hasn’t changed in years and this app will enable millions of consumers to instantly search thousands of live TV and On Demand choices and also watch the best content whenever and wherever they want.”

Initially, Comcast will offer hit shows and blockbuster movies from the top premium networks on the app. In the coming weeks and months, the app will continue to expand its content and functionality through a series of regular development updates. It will include thousands of additional entertainment choices, added remote control features, and enhanced search across platforms.

This week’s launch on the iTunes Store is the first in a series of scheduled app releases Comcast’s development team will deliver for iPad, iPhone® and iPod touch®. Comcast will launch several Android™ apps this year and also plans to offer apps with similar functionality on as many different devices as possible including BlackBerry® and other smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs. Comcast first offered its popular communications app on the iTunes Store for free to customers in 2009, which enables customers to view integrated email, voice mail, receive home voice mail alerts and manage calendars, among other features.

The Xfinity TV app is another example of the company’s larger commitment to deliver more choice and control to its customers through its Xfinity services, which include 150,000 online entertainment choices through Xfinity TV (at www.xfinitytv.com) as well as other applications that enable customers to program a DVR from the Internet or a mobile device, and cross-platform features like Caller ID to the TV and PC.

To learn more about the iPad app, please visit www.xfinity.com/tvapp.

About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 22.9 million video customers, 16.7 million high-speed Internet customers, and 8.4 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.

Comcast’s content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, 11 regional sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast’s Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, which owns two professional sports teams, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, and a large, multipurpose arena in Philadelphia, the Wells Fargo Center, and, through Global Spectrum, manages other facilities for sporting events, concerts and other events.

Comcast Launches XFINITY Brand in Twin Cities Market

SAINT PAUL, MN – September 16, 2010 – Comcast, the nation’s leading provider of entertainment, information and communication products and services, announced today the launch of XFINITY in the Twin Cities market. XFINITY marks the beginning of a whole new era of innovation for Comcast as we transform the customer experience by providing more choice, more convenience and more control for our customers over their entertainment, information and communications needs.

With the launch of XFINITY in the Twin Cities, Comcast is re-branding its products and services to: XFINITY TV, XFINITY Voice and XFINITY Internet. With XFINITY, Comcast continues to evolve and innovate and bring new and enhanced cross-platform services including:

  • 100+ HD Channels, increasing the number of HD choices to beyond 5,000+ in the future
    • Comcast now provides more than 100 HD channels for customers across most portions of the Twin Cities metro area as a result of the World of More digital enhancement project
  • More Video On Demand choices increasing to 20,000 and beyond
    • Comcast already provides far more video on demand choices than the competition
  • FANCAST XFINITY TV, with thousands of choices available online, at home or on the go.
  • Even faster residential Internet speeds in the near future – up to 100+ Mbps
    • Comcast already provides 50 Mbps Internet service to homes and 100 Mbps service to businesses throughout the Twin Cities metro area
  • New converged and wireless features that let our customers’ TV, phone and Internet work seamlessly together in new and innovative ways.

The XFINITY brand stems from our vision to bring more content to our customers across a variety of platforms. Comcast CEO Brian Roberts first introduced this idea in 2008 at the international Consumer Electronics Show; that idea has now become reality with XFINITY. While Comcast remains the name of the company, XFINITY is the new brand for our industry-leading technology platform and cutting-edge products and services.

“With XFINITY, Comcast continues to evolve and innovate and bring new and enhanced cross-platform services to customers in the Twin Cities area and across the nation, said Bill Wright, regional senior vice president of Comcast Twin Cities. “XFINITY represents the future of Comcast and the promise to our customers that we’ll continue to innovate.”

About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services.  With 23.2 million cable customers, 16.4 million high-speed Internet customers, and 8.1 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.

Comcast’s content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, 11 regional sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast’s Internet businesses, including Comcast.net ( HYPERLINK “http://www.comcast.net” www.comcast.net). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, which owns two professional sports teams, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, and a large, multipurpose arena in Philadelphia, the Wachovia Center, and manages other facilities for sporting events, concerts and other events.

Comcast serves more than 556,000 customers in 113 communities throughout the Twin Cities, Greater Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Comcast, whose regional headquarters are located in downtown St. Paul, employs more than 1,900 area residents.

For more information about Comcast’s products and services in the Twin Cities, please call 651-222-3333, or visit the company’s Web site at www.comcast.com.