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Comcast offers 'Watchaton Week' for binge viewers, samplers

by by Comcast Community Relations on April 02, 2014 10:40 AM

The Biggest TV Binge of the Season’s Hottest TV Shows Under Way; Xfinity TV Customers Get Free Pass to Thousands of Episodes On Demand
                                                 
Philadelphia  – Comcast has begun its second annual Xfinity Watchathon Week, which brings together the hottest content from the biggest networks for free on Xfinity On Demand.

Customers can watch the entire current season of hit shows like Bates Motel, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Chicago PD, Downton Abbey, The Mindy Project, Nashville, Suits and The Walking Dead and go back to the very beginning of acclaimed series like Black Sails, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, Friday Night Lights, House of Lies, Parks & Recreation and Parenthood.

Now through Sunday, Xfinity TV customers will have access to more than 40 percent more choices this year: more than 5,000 episodes from more than 130 series from 48 premium, cable and broadcast networks, many of which are available across Xfinity On Demand platforms (TV, Xfinity.com/TV and the Xfinity TV Go app for tablets and smartphones).

“Watchathon Week is TV nirvana for every type of fan,” said Matt Strauss, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Video Services for Comcast Cable. “Whether our customers decide to catch-up on current shows their friends have been talking about all year, or see as many different past programs as possible, Watchathon is a free, all-you-can-watch feast for the binger in all of us.”

Xfinity TV customers can catch-up on hit shows like Awkward, Californication, Orphan Black and Veep before their new season premieres in April. At the same time, Watchathon is an opportunity to get current on programs like Archer, Da Vinci’s Demons, Hannibal, The Millers, Justified, and Trophy Wife before this year’s season finale.

 Watchathon Week programming partners include premium networks: Cinemax, ENCORE, HBO, HBO Latino, SHOWTIME, and STARZ; cable networks: A&E, ABC Family, AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, Bravo, Comedy Central, Discovery, E!, El Rey Network, Esquire Network, Food Network, FOX Life, FX, FXX, H2, Hallmark, HGTV, History, Lifetime, MTV, mun2, MundoFox, National Geographic Channel, Ovation, OWN, Oxygen, Sundance, Syfy, TLC, TNT, tr3s and USA Network; and broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX, NBC, PBS, Telemundo, UniMás and Univision.

“Since last year’s event, we’ve steadily built our Xfinity On Demand platform with more of the season’s top shows and are able to make this year’s event bigger than ever,” added Strauss. “We can’t wait to hear how our customers choose to watch this year and see the fun they have doing it.”

Xfinity TV customers can visit the new Watchathon Headquarters site to get ready, plan their week and spread the word with their friends. Join the Watchathon Week conversation on facebook.com/xfinity and on twitter by using #Watchathon and following @XFINITY and @Comcast. Content availability will vary across Xfinity On Demand platforms (TV, Xfinity.com/TV and the Xfinity TV Go app), and in virtually all cases can be viewed regardless of customer’s subscription level.

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