Globally renowned media and technology company, Comcast Corporation, has reportedly declared that it plans to make its on demand programming, from across 24 more subscription video services and entertainment networks, available for free, for its Xfinity X1 an Flex customers, in the coming weeks.
Xfinity customers with X1 and Flex are simply required to say ‘Free’, in the Xfinity Voice remote, and they will be able to explore the widespread portfolio of on demand programming that is presently available at no extra costs.
Rebecca Heap, Senior VP, Video & Entertainment, Comcast Cable, has been quoted to state that the company provides its customers with a huge variety of in-language programming and that it is happy to work with its partners and make the selection available at no additional costs.
The range of free on demand programming includes:
- Latino Networks & Subscription Video Services (Cine Sony, Kanal D Drama, Kids Central en español, ViendoMovies, CBeebies, Cinema Dinamita MX, Cinelatino, Vme Kids, Pantaya, Universo, and RCN Novelas)
- International Networks & Subscription Video Services (KOCOWA (with English sub-titles in all programs), GMA Pinoy, Filipino On Demand, TV5MONDE, Hi-YAH!)
- African American Networks & Subscription Video Services (Brown Sugar, REVOLT, The Africa Channel, Impact Network, TV One, Black News Channel, AFRO, kweliTV, and Aspire TV)
Presently, Comcast provides access to 160 independent networks, of which 100 are targeted toward diverse audiences. That apart, its customers are also able to access 20,000 hours of varied on demand as well as online programming across Xfinity video platforms – inclusive of curated destinations for Latino, Black Film and TV, and Asian American Film and TV and International.
Apart from offering free entertainment, Comcast has also opened up Xfinity WiFi hotspots that are located in outdoor and business locations across the U.S., for anyone who needs them (free of cost, even for non-Xfinity Internet subscribers), in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The company has also created a COVID-19 news destination as well as a K-12 education destination on Flex and X1, and has made its Internet Essentials program available free of cost for new families – for the initial 60 days of enrollment.