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May 02, 2014

Comcast to Offer Advanced Communications and More Personal Media to Xfinity Customers

By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

Comcast (News - Alert) Cable has been offering video, high-speed Internet and phone services to residential customers and businesses under the XFINITY brand.

The company has been working on adding more accessibility to its customers and recently announced that its X1 triple-play customers will soon enjoy the experience of streaming personal video from their mobile devices, over the Internet, directly to the television. The new feature is bundled with Xfinity Voice and is projected to be available to customers by the beginning of 2015.

“Imagine you’re in Philadelphia and can live stream your son’s tee-ball game to his grandparents’ TV in San Francisco,” said Marcien Jenckes, Executive Vice President of Consumer Services for Comcast Cable.

Jenckes said that X1 has set an industry standard for home entertainment, one that transcends traditional TV to deliver an immersive and personalized entertainment experience across all devices.

Comcast is also intensifying the capabilities of the X1 guide by adding many more features such as Spanish Guide & Navigation; Personal, Prioritized Guide; Personal, Prioritized Guide; Talking Guide etc. The company is also making On Demand easier to use by adding Instant On Demand and On Demand Notifications features.

Also, the X1 platform syndicates customized apps, social media features and traditional video services to bring a personalized and dynamic TV entertainment experience. Variety of home management tools are given to Xfinity customers to communicate with every member of the family.

“By incorporating advanced communications into the platform, this is just another example of how we are making X1 the center of the customer’s home,” Jenckes added.

X1 is currently available in all Xfinity TV markets and the platform will soon be introduced to new and existing customers.

Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company that has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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