Comcast Expands Number of International Channels Available Nationally
Jun. 05, 2018
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 5, 2018--Comcast today announced that it has expanded the number of international channels that are available to Xfinity TV customers by including 42 networks, now available nationally on Xfinity X1 and through the Xfinity Stream TV app and portal on mobile devices, computers, and Roku devices in the home. From Bollywood movies and Chinese news, to Russian cinema and Brazilian telenovelas, X1 customers can now find and enjoy foreign language content such as STAR India PLUS, Zee TV, TV Asia, Globo, Record TV, TV5Monde, TV JAPAN and Willow sports content.
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Coupled with the recent addition of Sling International on X1, the new international experience on X1 now includes over 415 networks in more than 20 languages and the content is organized and curated in a way that makes search and discovery by geography or language simple and easy.
X1 customers can just say “International” to go directly to the International destination on Xfinity on Demand. Additionally, customers can use their voice to discover programming relevant to a specific region of the world - “Asian Entertainment,” “South Asian Entertainment,” “European Entertainment,” or “Brazilian Entertainment” are all voice commands that take the viewer directly to a curated assortment of channels, shows, movies, music and more. With more than 1.5 billion voice commands generated in the first quarter of 2018 alone, X1 customers are using the X1 voice remote more than ever to find the content they love.
“Xfinity X1 is now the go-to platform for the best international programming and viewing experience,” said Rebecca Simpson, Executive Director, International Strategy for Comcast Cable. “With the demand for multicultural content increasing, we are thrilled to complement our existing array of international programming by adding more channels all thoughtfully curated into an easy way to navigate, discover and enjoy.”
X1 customers can access the current international programming that is part of their subscription, or quickly subscribe to additional channels and/or packages of interest, which include:TV shows and movie collections from countries including Brazil, China, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Asia, and Vietnam. Multicultural networks available on the Sling International X1 app, featuring content from different countries in 21 languages, including Chinese (Beijing TV, CCTV News and iCable News), South Asian dialects (GEO TV, Jus Punjabi, Aaj Talk, and Bollywood News), and Arabic (Al Jazeera, ART Movies, and MBC). Programming, music and more from around the world from popular streaming services Netflix and YouTube available over the internet on X1.
Starting at $6.99 per month, International channels and packages can be added to a customer’s Xfinity TV subscription by visiting the International destination on X1, going to https://www.xfinity.com/international, or by contacting the Comcast Call Center (1-855-755-2212), which also provides in-language support for Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Tagalog and Vietnamese speakers.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. NBCUniversal operates 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.
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Jeannette Castaneda, 215-286-4933
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