World Cup On DemandJune 14, 2010

World Cup On Demand

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Were you one of the few people at work today who didn't see the US vs England World Cup match this weekend? Never fear if you're a Comcast digital cable subscriber. You can watch a replay of the exciting match in its entirety along with other matches throughout the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

 

PRESS RELEASE

COMCAST DELIVERS WORLD CUP IN NEXT-GENERATION 3D
 
Extensive World Cup Experience Also Available In HD, English, Spanish -- Live, On Demand and Online
 
Comcast, the nation’s leading provider of entertainment, information and communication products and services, announced it will deliver a multiplatform experience of the 2010 FIFA World Cup that includes: every FIFA World Cup match live in its entirety, live games in 3D from ESPN 3D, games On Demand the next day and online coverage with live games and the latest news.  Comcast will also provide customers the world’s premier soccer tournament in both English and in Spanish.  Comcast was the first cable affiliate to sign on to deliver ESPN 3D, just weeks after bringing consumers the first live national next-generation 3D sporting event with the Masters Tournament in April.
 
“The World Cup in 3D is going to be an unforgettable viewing experience,” said Diana Kerekes, Vice President of Entertainment Services for Comcast.  “Regardless of time zones, 3D or HD, our cross-platform coverage brings all the action to soccer fans however and whenever they want.”
 
2010 FIFA World Cup

 
Comcast will bring viewers the first match-up featuring South Africa versus Mexico in next-generation 3D from ESPN 3D on June11th. Throughout the World Cup, Comcast will feature up to 25 matches in 3D from ESPN 3D.  Additional World Cup coverage includes:
  • Live games in SD and HD from ESPN and ABC with closed captioning
  • Live games available in Spanish* via Univision in SD and HD
  • 50 live matches in Portuguese* available from ESPN Deportes
  • All 64 World Cup matches On Demand next day from ESPN and Univision On Demand at Sports & Fitness > 2010 World Cup
  • Complete online offering at Comcast.net/worldcup <http://www.comcast.net/worldcup/southafrica/index.asp>  with:
  • Live games online at ESPN3 <http://espn.go.com/espn3/> with six different languages: English, Portuguese, Arabic, German, Japanese and Korean;
  • Live games and replays in Spanish from Univision.com;
  • News, scores, and recaps in Spanish from Terra.com; and
  • A digital calendar feature that reminds viewers of game times, channels and match-ups through Comcast.net/smartzone.
Comcast’s World Cup offering is part of the company’s commitment to deliver more choice and control to its customers through its Xfinity services, which include 100+ HD channels, 50 to 70 foreign-language channels, On Demand video choices increasing to 25,000 and increased broadband speeds up to 50-100+ Mbps.  Xfinity also offers thousands of online entertainment choices through Fancast Xfinity TV (fancast.com) as well as applications that enable customers to program a DVR from the Internet or a mobile device, and cross-platform features like Caller ID to the TV and PC.

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