Comcast Corporation announced that it has made its On Demand Online experience available nationally in beta at no additional cost to customers. As had been rumored, the new service is called Fancast Xfinity TV.
Comcast says 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.
“Fancast Xfinity TV is a win for consumers and content producers. We’re giving customers access to content they love in new ways and opening up new opportunities for established and independent producers to make their content available on-demand,” said Matt Bond, Executive Vice President of Content Acquisition. “This new service brings consumers many movies and TV shows that have never been available online before.”
Both Comcast customers and non-Comcast customers across the nation currently have access to over 12,000 hours of great online content through Fancast.com – the company’s online TV site and a top TV destination on the web – for free. Now, as a benefit of their cable subscription, Comcast customers will enjoy even more access to thousands of titles from the cable channels in their subscription packages at no additional cost through Fancast Xfinity TV.
“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. 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,” said Amy Banse, President of Comcast Interactive Media.
Beginning immediately, any Comcast customer with a digital cable and Internet subscription can visit Comcast.net or fancast.com, sign-in with their Comcast email user name and password and watch their favorite subscription content at no charge, the company said.