PHILADELPHIA, March 19 /PRNewswire/ — Comcast, the nation’s leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, announced today that its signature On Demand service continues to be a one-stop destination for entertainment, with more than 7 billion VOD views and 1 billion hours watched since 2003.
Each month, people are choosing On Demand programming:
— more than 275 million times (over 100 times a second)
— for a total of 130 million hours of content watched
“The numbers speak for themselves…each month our customers watch roughly 40 million movies On Demand,” said Derek Harrar, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Video Services for Comcast. “With thousands of On Demand choices, a crystal-clear HD picture and hundreds of HD On Demand offerings, why leave the comfort of home — it’s all right there.”
Comcast’s On Demand service has grown to feature a library of over 10,000 titles per month — from movies, music and top TV shows to the most popular kids, sports and lifestyle programs — available anytime consumers want to watch them, with the ability to fast forward, rewind and pause selections. In 2008, Comcast announced Project Infinity, which will continue the company’s commitment to deliver exponentially more On Demand content choice, including more high-definition, sports, movies, kids’ programs and network TV shows.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation’s leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services. With 24.1 million cable customers, 13.2 million high-speed Internet customers, and 4.6 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast’s content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten regional Comcast SportsNets and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast’s Internet business. Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.