Comcast customers can now watch cable TV shows and movies over the Internet, a move aimed at helping the cable TV operator manage the flight of viewers to online video.
The new service, now called Fancast XFINITY TV, 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 access to thousands of hours of cable TV shows, movies and independently produced content.
Both Comcast customers and non-Comcast customers across the U.S. currently have access to over 12,000 hours of online content through Fancast.com ? the company?s online TV site - 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.
Beginning today, any Comcast customer with a digital cable and Internet subscription can visit www.comcast.net or www.fancast.com, sign-in with their Comcast email user name and password and watch their favorite subscription content at no charge.
In related news, beginning December 15, Comcast will premiere a Shakira-dedicated video collection including her newly released single, "Give It Up To Me," as well as many other hot music videos, biography footage and live performances ? all provided exclusively to On Demand viewers in HD.
Shakira fans also have a special bonus option to view the entire Shakira collection without stopping or having to hit play again.