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Comcast Bowing Second Xfinity Watchathon

20 Mar, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Cabler’s smorgasbord, beginning March 31, will feature more than 5,000 episodes from 130 TV shows and 48 networks

Comcast March 20 announced it will launch a second week-long Xfinity Watchathon event in an effort to underscore the value of TV Everywhere and its role in it.

Beginning March 31, Xfinity subscribers will have week-long free on-demand access to current seasons of “Bates Motel,” “Black Sails,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Chicago PD,” “Downton Abbey,” “The Mindy Project,” “Nashville,” “Suits” and “The Walking Dead,” in addition to past seasons of “Game of Thrones,” “The Good Wife,” “Friday Night Lights,” “House of Lies,” “Parks & Recreation” and “Parenthood,” among others.

Unlike last year’s inaugural Watchathon, Xfinity TV customers will have access to over 40% more content, including 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).

Viewers can catch-up on episodic programs such as “Awkward,” “Californication,” “Orphan Black” and “Veep” before their new season premieres in April, and get current on programs such as “Archer,” “Da Vinci’s Demons,” “Hannibal,” “The Millers,” “Justified” and “Trophy Wife” before this year’s season finales.

“Watchathon Week is TV nirvana for every type of fan,” Matt Strauss, SVP and GM of video services for Comcast Cable, said in a statement. “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.”


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