Northeast Youth & Family Services Receives $15,000 From Comcast Foundation

Grant will be used to Support Tutoring and Enrichment Activities

St. Paul, Minn. – Dec. 26, 2013 – Northeast Youth & Family Services has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Comcast Foundation to support its Service + Tutoring Equals Pride (STEP) program. STEP is a comprehensive, year-round program designed to improve the academic achievement of 62 elementary and middle school area youth who are underperforming academically and struggling socially.

Left: Jerry Hromatka, President and CEO, Northeast Youth & Family Services Middle: Daniel  Newham, Director, Human Resources, Comcast Right: Mike Logan, Director, Government Affairs, Comcast

Left: Jerry Hromatka, President and CEO, Northeast Youth & Family Services
Middle: Daniel Newham, Director, Human Resources, Comcast
Right: Mike Logan, Director, Government Affairs, Comcast

“Programs like STEP provide a community-based response, in connection with our local schools, to address the achievement gap,” said Jerry Hromatka, President and CEO, Northeast Youth & Family Services. “The Comcast Foundation grant gives us additional resources to work with students who are at risk academically and who lack a connection to school, to improve their academic success and ultimately graduation rates.”

Northeast Youth & Family Services will use the funding for educational materials, including art and science supplies for projects and experiments. The grant will also help cover fees for field trips to museums, theaters and other venues that provide participants with opportunities to expand their life experiences and positively impact their academic success.

“This outstanding community organization is taking an active role in improving the lives of local students and families,” said Mary Beth Schubert, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Comcast Twin Cities. “Comcast is proud to support the STEP program as it encourages youth to challenge themselves academically, and to pursue leadership and service opportunities.”

Northeast Youth & Family Services serves residents in the northeast Twin Cities metro area. Each year, the agency works with more than 4,500 youth, families and adults to provide counseling, support, mental health education and other educational services.

About the Comcast Foundation
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities—promoting service, expanding digital literacy, and building tomorrow’s leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $123 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Comcast Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/community.

About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.  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.  NBCUniversal operates 30 news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com.

About Northeast Youth & Family Service (NYFS)
NYFS’ mission is to prepare youth and families for healthy lives. The organization serves residents in the northern Ramsey and southern Anoka county suburbs and the greater metropolitan area. Each year, NYFS improves the lives of over 4,000 youth, families and adults. The agency’s primary focus is on youth ages 5-21, however it serves people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. For more information visit http://www.nyfs.org/.

Comcast Plans To Add New Network And Distributor Partners To SEEiT Platform, Enabling More Consumers To Instantly Access More Shows

ABC Entertainment Group, A+E Networks Group, AMC Networks Inc., Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Charter Communications, Crown Media Family Networks, Discovery Communications, 
Fox Networks Group and Time Warner Cable are Expected to Join Comcast, NBCUniversal and Twitter on Platform that Links Social Conversations to Viewership

PHILADELPHIA, PA – December 11, 2013 – Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) today announced that it plans to add new partners to SEEiT, the platform that connects social conversations and promotion around content to the actual viewership of TV shows, movies and sports. These partnerships will extend the SEEiT experience to reach millions of users by adding additional video distributors, television networks and an expanded roster of popular shows.

SEEiTThe new partners – ABC Entertainment Group, A+E Networks Group, AMC Networks Inc., Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Charter Communications, Crown Media Family Networks, Discovery Communications, Fox Networks Group and Time Warner Cable – are expected to join SEEiT as early as the first quarter of 2014.

“When we developed SEEiT, we always intended to share it with other video distribution partners, television networks, apps and websites,” said Sam Schwartz, Chief Business Development Officer, Comcast Cable. “Twitter was an ideal launch partner for us given the number of TV-related conversations happening there, and we’re encouraged by the early results during our ‘preview’ period. These new partners will help enhance the experience by allowing more consumers to conveniently tune, record, or watch their favorite shows and movies from the places they’re discovering them.”

ABC, FOX, FX Networks, A&E, Discovery, FOX Sports 1, Hallmark Channel, National Geographic Channel and WE tv are among the networks that are expected to join NBC, NBC Sports Network, CNBC, MSNBC, USA, SyFy, Bravo, Oxygen, E!, Esquire Network and The Golf Channel in promoting content via SEEiT.  These partnerships would greatly expand the number of highly-rated shows that will be accessible through SEEiT.

In addition to these new networks, SEEiT also will be available to millions of Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications and Cablevision’s Optimum TV subscribers. They will join Xfinity TV customers in accessing a menu of SEEiT options, including the ability to:

  • tune to live TV or start a show On Demand on their set top box for all available channels in their cable subscription package
  • tune-in to a show online or on their mobile device via participating partners
  • set DVRs
  • set a reminder

“Millions of conversations around television occur on Twitter and SEEiT can turn that conversation into action,” said Jana Messerschmidt, Vice President of Business Development & Platform at Twitter.  “We’re excited to see the continuing growth and momentum for the SEEiT platform and to welcome more network and distributor partners on board.”

Developed and operated by Comcast and launched on Twitter, SEEiT connects social conversations around content to the actual viewership of TV shows, movies and sports. SEEiT launched its “preview” on November 22 with SyFy shows Haven and Naked Vegas and now has expanded to additional NBCUniversal programs like The Voice (NBC), The Blacklist (NBC), Chicago Fire (NBC),The Michael J Fox Show (NBC), Best Ink (Oxygen), Being Human (SyFy), Mad Money (CNBC), All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC), Psych the Musical (USA Network) and Vanderpump Rules (Bravo).

In the first quarter of 2014, the NBCUniversal list of SEEiT-enabled programming will grow to include NHL games (NBC Sports and NBCSN), Psych (USA Network), Knife Fight (Esquire Network), Helix (SyFy) and Opposite Worlds (SyFy).

For more information, visit http://see.it.

About Comcast Corporation:
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.  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.  NBCUniversal operates 30 news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts.  Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

About ABC Entertainment Group
Formed in 2009, the ABC Entertainment Group, comprised of ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios, develops and produces compelling programming across all day parts for both national and international broadcast and digital platforms, as well as for national syndication. ABC Studios’ current hits include “Castle,” “Cougar Town” (TBS), “Criminal Minds” (CBS), “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Nashville,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Perception” (TNT), “Revenge” and “Scandal.” The ABC Television Network is also home to the Emmy-winning “Modern Family” and comedy favorite “The Middle”; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank” and long-running hit “Dancing with the Stars”; “General Hospital,” which just celebrated its 50th anniversary on the network, along with daytime talk shows “The View,” “Katie” and “The Chew”; and Jimmy Kimmel Live, which successfully launched its new 11:35 p.m. time period earlier this year.  The network also boasts some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including The Academy Awards®, the Country Music Awards, The American Music Awards and The Billboard Music Awards.

About A+E Networks
A+E Networks(R) is an award-winning, global media content company offering consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from television networks to websites, to home videos/DVDs to gaming and educational software. A+E Networks is comprised of the A&E(R), Lifetime(R), HISTORY(R), LMN(R), Bio.(R), H2™, HISTORY en Espaňol™, Crime & Investigation Network(R), Military HISTORY(R), A&E IndieFilms(R), A+E Networks International(R), A+E Networks Digital(R) and A+E Networks Consumer Products™.  A+E Networks channels and branded programming reach more than 350 million households in over 160 countries.  A+E Networks is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.

About AMC Networks Inc.
Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates AMC/Sundance Channel Global, an international programming business, and AMC Networks Broadcasting & Technology, a full-service network programming origination and distribution company.

About Charter Communications
Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter TV® video entertainment programming, Charter Internet® access, and Charter Phone®. Charter Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter’s advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.

About Cablevision Systems Corporation
Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) is a leading media and telecommunications company, serving millions of households and businesses throughout the greater New York area. Providing quality products that keep customers connected, Cablevision offers Optimum-branded digital cable television, high-speed Internet and phone services as well as Optimum WiFi, the nation’s most robust wireless Internet network. Cablevision’s Lightpath subsidiary is a premier provider of integrated business communications solutions for larger companies. Through its local media and programming properties – News 12 Networks, Newsday Media Group and MSG Varsity – Cablevision also delivers news and information created specifically for the communities it serves. Additional information about Cablevision is available at www.cablevision.com.

About Crown Media Family Networks
Crown Media Family Networks is the umbrella unit of Crown Media Holdings, Inc., which houses Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. The company operates and distributes both channels in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) with Hallmark Channel available to 88 million subscribers in the U.S. and Hallmark Movie Channel in nearly 54 million homes. Hallmark Channel is the nation’s leading destination for quality family programming with an ambitious slate of original TV movies and specials, as well as some of television’s most beloved sitcoms and series, including The Golden Girls, The Waltons, Little House on the Prairie, and Frasier.  Hallmark Channel is home to a range of lifestyle programming, anchored by Home & Family, a daily two-hour live show shot in a fully functional house located on the Universal Studios California lot. Hallmark Movie Channel is one of America’s fastest-growing cable networks and provides family-friendly movies with a mix of original films, classic theatrical releases, and presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library. In addition, Crown Media Family Networks includes the online offerings of HallmarkChannel.com and HallmarkMovieChannel.com.

About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than two billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through more than 190 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Across the Nordic region, Discovery owns and operates SBS Discovery Media, a top-three portfolio of 20 television brands that feature leading nonfiction content, as well as locally produced entertainment programs, sports and the best scripted series and movies from major studios. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3.

About Fox Networks Group
Fox Networks Group is a primary operating unit of 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) and consists of Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), FOX Sports Media Group, the company’s national and regional cable programming services, FOX International Channels and Fox Networks Engineering & Operations. These units produce, program and transmit much of America’s most popular entertainment, sports and information content via 45 owned-and-operated and joint venture TV networks, video on demand and other media platforms. FOX is America’s most popular network; Fox Networks Group cable channels span FX, FXX, FXM, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo Mundo, FSN and 22 regional cable sports networks, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX College Sports, FOX Deportes, FOX Life, Baby TV, BTN (co-venture with the Big Ten Conference), additionally digital extensions including BTN2Go, FOX Sports GO, FX NOW, Nat Geo TV and SPEED2. FOX International Channels features U.S. Spanish-language broadcast net MundoFox, in addition to more than 300 networks delivered in 48 languages across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The division also includes Fox Sports Enterprises, which manages interests in sports franchises and leading statistical information provider STATS, LLC.

About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services.  Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.twc.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmedia.com.

Comcast Provides Free calls to Philippines

Typhoon Hiayan: Comcast Offers Free Calls to Philippines for Xfinity Voice Customers

St. Paul, Minn. – Nov. 13, 2013 – To help unite families and friends in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, Comcast will provide free calls to the Philippines for its 10.5 million Xfinity Voice residential customers nationwide. This applies to calls made to the Philippines by customers now through November 22, 2013.

Credits and waived fees will be automatic, and no additional steps are required by customers. Comcast will cover fees for calls made to both landline and mobile phones. Comcast’s subscriber terms and conditions otherwise apply.

For more information, visit www.comcastcorporation.com

About Comcast Corporation:
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. 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. NBCUniversal operates 30 news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

CoCo Minneapolis and Comcast Business Announce Partnership to Provide Startups and Entrepreneurs 1 Gigabit Ethernet Connection

High-Performance Ethernet Services Enable CoCo Entrepreneurs to Access Ultra-fast Internet Speeds

MINNEAPOLIS (October 10, 2013) – Comcast is partnering with Minneapolis-based CoCo coworking and collaborative space to provide dedicated one-gigabit fiber network connectivity to CoCo’s growing entrepreneurial community, including its downtown location in the historic Minneapolis Grain Exchange and a new Uptown site that opens today.

Comcast Business logoThe Comcast partnership gives CoCo members access to an entirely new level of Internet bandwidth, once only available to larger businesses. The Comcast one-gigabit fiber connection is hundreds of times faster than outdated legacy technology and is symmetrical to provide equally fast upstream feeds, allowing the kind of bandwidth necessary to meet the most demanding applications.

This cutting-edge resource demonstrates Comcast’s commitment to the entrepreneurial ecosystem and its dedication to helping foster business growth and innovation in the Twin Cities.

“The Twin Cities is among the most connected metropolitan markets in the country, due largely to the major investments we’ve made in our metro-wide fiber optic network,” said Jeff Freyer, Regional Vice President for Comcast Twin Cities Region. “The resources we’re providing CoCo and their clients through this one-gigabit connection are a perfect example of the kind of scalability we’ve built into our infrastructure to serve businesses of all sizes – as well as our residential customers – with a full suite of innovative and affordable products and services.”

Freyer continued, “We appreciate the opportunity to partner with CoCo and are excited to empower today’s technology entrepreneurs with this ultra-fast internet connectivity.”

CoCo serves more than 500 members across three locations in the Twin Cities, including Lowertown St. Paul, downtown Minneapolis and now in the growing Uptown neighborhood. CoCo’s membership consists of startups, freelancers, consultants, and increasingly, mobile corporate workers.

“The high-bandwidth, low-latency connection goes a long way to even the playing field with much larger businesses and tech centers with huge resources,” said Spark software engineer and CoCo member David Middlecamp. “The symmetric bandwidth supports creators of content and services, rather than just content consumption, and facilitates working remotely across the globe, or collaborating across millions of connected devices.”

“This is the type of resource many of our entrepreneurs need in order to develop new technology and grow,” said founding partner Don Ball. “At CoCo, we always need more bandwidth, so this type of resource is a huge opportunity for our members. We appreciate that Comcast is leading by example in supporting startups and mobile workers.”

About CoCo Minneapolis

CoCo is a community for tech and creative entrepreneurs, independent businesses and corporate workgroups. We offer inspiring environments where they can gather, share ideas, team up on projects and get work done. A CoCo membership is an alternative to working from home, the cubicle farm or the local coffee shop.

About Comcast Business

Comcast Business, a unit of Comcast Cable, provides advanced communication solutions to help organizations of all sizes meet their business objectives. Through a modern, advanced network that is backed by 24/7 technical support, Comcast delivers Business Internet, TV and Voice services for cost-effective, simplified communications management.

The Comcast Business Ethernet suite offers high-performance point-to-point and multi-point Ethernet services with the capacity to deliver cloud computing, software-as-a-service, business continuity/disaster recovery and other bandwidth-intensive applications. Comcast Ethernet services are significantly faster than standard T1 lines and other legacy technologies, providing scalable bandwidth from 1 Mbps up to 10 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) in more than 20 major US markets.

For more information, call 866-429-3085 or visit http://business.comcast.com/enterprise.

Follow us on Twitter @ComcastBusiness and on other social media networks at http://business.comcast.com/social.

About Comcast Cable

Comcast Cable is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to businesses and residential customers. 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 www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

Comcast Business Adds New Mobility Features to Business VoiceEdge

Mobile App, Teleworker, Softphone and HD Video Calling Keep Today’s Mobile Workforce Connected and Productive from Anywhere

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Sept. 19, 2013 – Today Comcast Business announced new capabilities for Business VoiceEdge™, a cloud-based PBX solution for SMBs, that extends its unified communications (UC) and video calling features to today’s increasingly distributed and mobile workforce. Now users can benefit from having their UC features easily managed from their iOS- or Android-based mobile phone.

Comcast Business logoWidely available across 39 states over Comcast’s fully managed IP network, Business VoiceEdge recently earned Comcast Business the #1 position for the second consecutive year in the Infonetics 2013 North America Business VoIP Service Leadership Scorecard.

“As organizations  continue to integrate cloud computing and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) into the work place, there is an increasing need for mobile solutions that will deliver unified communications across today’s agile workforce,” said Diane Myers, Principal Analyst, VoIP, UC, and IMS at Infonetics Research. “Implementing a mobile work environment will enable today’s distributed workforce to communicate, collaborate, and deliver better customer service, and in turn provide organizations with increased productivity, reduced costs and an improved business processes.”

The following new capabilities are available now for current and new Business VoiceEdge customers:

  • VoiceEdge mobile application – Available as a free download for iOS and Android operating systems, the mobile app provides an easy-to-use interface to manage business voicemail and “Be Anywhere” features that allow business calls to be answered from virtually any phone, anywhere.
  • Teleworker – Business VoiceEdge can be installed at an employee’s home office, providing the same voice capabilities at home that they have in the office.
  • Softphone – Available for PC or Mac, this application allows users to make and receive phone calls directly from their computer using their business phone number. When used in conjunction with a video camera, it also enables video calling.
  • Video calling – This capability enables point-to-point HD-quality video calls for Business VoiceEdge phones with a built-in camera, or built-in or external cameras used in conjunction with the Business VoiceEdge softphone. Customers can easily add video during a phone call with the press of a button.

CRS Technology Consultants, an IT consulting firm based in southwest Florida, uses Business VoiceEdge to seamlessly interact with customers regardless of where their team is located.

“We had been dealing with basic telecommunications products for years. When we got serious and looked at the features, functions, and benefits of Business VoiceEdge, it was an easy choice,” said Jordi Tejero, owner of CRS Technology Consultants. “We are saving money over what we were previously paying for our old phone system, and now we have a completely cloud-based solution that gives our team full freedom to work from wherever they need to.”

Whether for a small or large business, mobility is a key driver of productivity. According to Gartner, mobile application use in the workplace will double by 2015. The mobility features of Business VoiceEdge can increase a worker’s ability to communicate, collaborate, innovate and deliver better customer service – all while away from the desk.

“Our new Business VoiceEdge mobility capabilities give workers seamless voice and unified communications that are tightly integrated with both their corporate offices and their preferred mobile devices,” said John Guillaume, vice president, product management at Comcast Business. “These capabilities allow employees to improve their communications and productivity while at the office, on the road or working remotely.”

Business VoiceEdge is part of the Comcast Business suite of voice solutions, including Business Voice, a voice line service designed for small businesses, and PRI Trunks, a trunking phone service for larger organizations that works with existing PBX equipment. Business VoiceEdge is delivered over Comcast’s advanced network, which spans 20 of the nation’s top 25 markets.

More information on Business VoiceEdge and Comcast’s full suite of voice and unified communications offerings can be found here.

About Comcast Business
Comcast Business, a unit of Comcast Cable, provides advanced communication solutions to help organizations of all sizes meet their business objectives. Through a modern, converged advanced network that is backed by 24/7 technical support, Comcast delivers Business Internet, TV and Voice services for cost-effective, simplified communications management.

For more information, call 866-429-3085 or visit http://business.comcast.com/smb/services/phone/managed

Follow us on Twitter @ComcastBusiness and on other social media networks at http://business.comcast.com/social.

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 www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

The C-SPAN Bus Hits The Road For A New Fall Tour

Experience the C-SPAN bus in St. Paul/Minneapolis area on Monday, August 26 and Tuesday, August 27

WASHINGTON (Aug. 26, 2013) – St. Paul and Minneapolis residents will have the opportunity to learn about C-SPAN’s programs and resources on Monday, August 26 and Tuesday, August 27 by stepping aboard the C-SPAN Bus during a stop on its fall tour. The C-SPAN Bus is helping inform communities about the public affairs network’s new First Ladies feature series and promoting C-SPAN’s student documentary contest, StudentCam.

C-SPAN Bus at MN State CapitolThe C-SPAN Bus is now in its 20th year on the road and has a fresh new look and a new season of tours. It is visiting numerous cities, schools and universities across the country, promoting C-SPAN’s educational and political resources for students, teachers and community members along the way.

This fall, the Bus tour will coincide with the premiere of season two of the series First Ladies: Influence & Image, which airs every Monday night at 9 p.m. ET on C-SPAN. The Bus will visit universities, presidential libraries and historic locations with connections to first ladies. For more information on the series, visit c-span.org/firstladies.

Additionally, C-SPAN’s StudentCam 2014 documentary competition is launching with a new theme, “A Message to the U.S. Congress: What’s the most important issue the Congress should consider in 2014?” This year we’ve doubled the number of student prizes to 150, and are awarding a total of $100,000 in prize money.

Aboard the C-SPAN Bus, visitors can learn about StudentCam, First Ladies and the networks’ other programming and resources through interactive technology:

  • In-depth public affairs coverage and educational outreach
  • Touch-screen quizzes on C-SPAN and the three branches of government
  • Social media networking including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, YouTube, Tout, XM Radio and mobile apps
  • HD cameras and production equipment demonstrating C-SPAN’s capability to produce public affairs programming aboard the Bus

C-SPAN also provides a unique way to experience public affairs through its Video Library and Congressional Chronicle, in which more than 200,000 hours of political and governmental footage have been archived since 1987. In St. Paul, Mayor Chris Coleman appears in the Video Library 2 times and in Minneapolis, Mayor R. T. Rybak appears in the Video Library 7 times.

The Bus visits and events in St. Paul and Minneapolis are in partnership with Comcast Cable.

“Comcast is pleased to partner with C-SPAN to bring this one-of-a-kind resource to the community,” said Mary Beth Schubert, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Comcast Midwest. “We understand the importance of providing students with unique educational opportunities and touring the C-SPAN School Bus delivers those kinds of experiences. We look forward to the C-SPAN bus visit to the Twin Cities and will have Comcast staff on site to answer questions related to our Internet Essentials program. Internet Essentials is currently providing low-cost internet service to 5,000 homes across the Twin Cities to qualified students and their families.”

EVENT:

Monday, August 26,2013

10:00-11:30AM Minnesota State House
50 Sherburne Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55155

12:30-2:00PM St. Paul Central Library -Downtown
90 W. 4th Street, St. Paul, MN 55102

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

9:00-11:00AM Roosevelt High School
4029 28th Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Noon-2:00PM Washburn High School
201 W. 49th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Tune in to C-SPAN’s public affairs programming on the C-SPAN Networks, C-SPAN Radio, and c-span.org. In St. Paul and Minneapolis, C-SPAN can be seen on channel 21; C-SPAN2 on channel 104; and C-SPAN3 on channel 105.

About C-SPAN

Created by the cable TV industry and broadcast in 100 million households, C-SPAN presents three public affairs television networks in both SD and HD; C- SPAN Radio, heard in Washington D.C. and nationwide via XM Satellite Radio; and a video-rich website that hosts the C-SPAN Video Library. Visit c-span.org for coverage and schedules.

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.