Comcast Tops Charts with Most Movies Available Anywhere on Video on Demand (1 Viewer)

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PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Movie lovers now have more ways -- hundreds more ways -- to enjoy a night at home with one of their favorite films. Beginning this month, Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), the country's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, is delivering 250 additional movies every month on its ON DEMAND service at no extra charge. With these new movies, customers now have access to more than 800 movies per month on ON DEMAND -- the most extensive video-on-demand movie lineup available anywhere today.

"Comcast dramatically expanded our customers' VOD movie choices overnight by giving them 250 more movies to watch right now -- for free," said Page Thompson, Vice President and General Manager of Comcast ON DEMAND. "With 800 movies available each month, Comcast is offering customers more choices at their command than any other video provider."

From action and adventure thrillers to family favorites, Comcast's selection of ON DEMAND movies features something for every member of the family. New movies available to customers in October and November include:

Finding Neverland
King Arthur
The Incredibles
The Village
Ladder 49
The Aviator
The Crying Game
D2: The Mighty Ducks
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Good Morning, Vietnam
The Last of the Mohicans
Kindergarten Cop
The Wedding Date
Mona Lisa Smile
Turner & Hooch
Weird Science
Quiz Show
Radio
Mr. Mom
The Nutty Professor
Three Men and a Baby
Agnes of God
Dead Poets Society
Dick Tracy
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
Thelma & Louise
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
National Treasure
Robots
Monster-in-Law

Comcast ON DEMAND also features themed groups of movies, like this month's collection of creepy Halloween favorites:

The Amityville Horror
The Blob
Child's Play (1, 2 and 3)
Halloween II
The Night of the Living Dead
Candyman
Christine
The Prophecy
The Thing
.... and more

Comcast's free movies are some of the most popular video on demand programs. In September, Comcast customers watched more than 7.2 million free movies, and in the first 15 days of October, customers have already watched 6.5 million more, on track to set a new monthly record. "Customers are viewing VOD movies in record numbers, which shows just how much they love the experience of watching films from the comfort of their own homes," added Thompson.

The growth in home-based movie watching is underscored by Consumer Electronics Association data showing that approximately one-third of U.S. households own a home theater system, a number that has been steadily increasing in recent years. As technology improves and offers TV sets with increasingly life-like sound and picture quality, enjoying films at home is becoming an even better experience.

Customers can begin watching their favorite movies whenever they want, and pause, rewind or fast forward their selections and don't need any additional equipment. In addition, with ON DEMAND, Comcast customers have the convenience and access to a growing library without having to drive to a store or wait for the movie to arrive via mail.

Comcast's ON DEMAND service features more than 3,800 programs that Comcast Digital Cable customers can watch at any time, with more than 95% of them available at no additional charge. Launched in late 2002, ON DEMAND is available in all major Comcast markets. This year, Comcast customers watched more than one billion ON DEMAND programs, reaching an unprecedented industry milestone.

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