Monday, December 14, 2009

Comcast Launches On Demand Online Fancast Service

Comcast announced nationwide availability of its Fancast XFINITY TV online service in in beta at no additional cost to customers. The new service gives customers an "anytime anywhere" entertainment experience -- at home and on-the-go - and expands the video content customers can watch online by giving them quick and easy access to thousands of hours of cable TV shows, movies and independently produced content.

Both Comcast customers and non-Comcast customers across the nation currently have access to over 12,000 hours of great online content through -- the company's online TV site and a top TV destination on the web -- for free. Comcast cable customers gain access to thousands of additional titles from the cable channels in their subscription packages.

"This is a beta product only, but the consumer feedback has been great so far. We look forward to more feedback as we make it available to even more customers" said Amy Banse, President of Comcast Interactive Media. "We think Fancast XFINITY TV gets us one step closer to our multiplatform goal and is just the beginning of delivering an entirely new TV viewing experience."