Comcast On Demand Sizzles In July
Watchmen, Confessions of a Shopaholic, True Blood, Season Catch-Ups and The Jonas Brothers: The Concert Experience in 3D in Comcast’s Line-up This Month
Comcast’s extensive library of entertainment programs continues to be hot in the month of July with a wide-range of choices available On Demand. Highlights this month include blockbuster movies like Defiance, Paul Blart: Mall Cop and every Police Academy ever made available in HD, new TV series premiering On Demand at least one week before airing live, along with season catch-ups of award-winning shows and special 3D programming.
New Movie Releases
Missed a movie that you wanted to see in the theater or want to see it again? Now you can watch it at home, anytime. All of these movies are available in HD and can be found On Demand in the “HD On Demand” folder under “Movies & Events“ under “All Movies,” or in the “Movies & Events” folder under “Just In.”
- Same Day as DVD –Push (7/7), Knowing (7/7), Watchmen (7/21), Miss March (7/28), and Dragonball: Evolution (7/28) are all available in HD the same day they are released on DVD.
- Other Recent Box-Office Hits –Revolutionary Road (7/1), Defiance (7/1), Paul Blart: Mall Cop (7/3), Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail (7/14), Pink Panther 2 (7/23), Confessions of a Shopaholic (7/23), Fired Up! (7/24), The International (7/24) and The Haunting in Connecticut (7/28).
- 3D – Experience The Jonas Brothers: The Concert Experience in 3D and HD right in your living room. Be sure to pick up your new 3D glasses at Comcast payment centers and select mall locations, or check out Activity TV On Demand for how to make your own 3D glasses. The movie is available beginning July 15 On Demand in the “HD On Demand” folder under “Movies & Events” under “The Jonas Brothers: The Concert Experience in 3D.”
This month’s highlights include premieres of new shows, next day availability of new episodes of hit shows and season catch ups.
Television series premiering On Demand before they air on linear television.
- Nickelodeon’s Spongebob 10th Anniversary Premiere- Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Find out as part of the 10th Anniversary of Spongebob SquarePants premiere of “No Hat for Pat” which airs exclusively On Demand one week prior to its Nickelodeon debut. Begins July 6 On Demand in the “Kids” folder under “Nickelodeon” under “Spongebob.”
- Speed Channel’s Pinks All Out – If you feel the need for speed but are not quite ready to put your own pink slip on the table, tune in to an exclusive premiere of Pinks All Out season three one week prior to its network debut. Catch it On Demand in the “Sports and Fitness” folder under “Speed Channel” starting July 16.
Next Day Availability
New episodes of today’s top shows available On Demand the day after they air include;
Rescue Me, Entourage, True Blood, Hung, Weeds, Nurse Jackie, Royal Pains, Burn Notice, Whale Wars, Big Brother 11, Hammertime, Bridezillas and more.
Entire seasons of hit series and best of episodes from favorite shows available On Demand
- Mad Men – Gear up for the third season of this award-winning series by catching up with your favorite devilishly handsome ad-men of season two available now On Demand in the “TV Entertainment” folder under “AMC.
- Dexter – Watch season one and two of your favorite “moral” serial killer. Available now On Demand in the “Premium Channels” folder under “SHO On Demand.”
- NBC’s The Office Top 25 – Beets, Bears, Battlestar Galactica! Don’t miss the top 25 The Office episodes in this unique offer available beginning July 15 On Demand in the “TV Entertainment” folder under “NBC.”
Movie Collections – New movie collections can be found On Demand in the “Movies & Events” folder under “Movie Collections,” with many available in HD. July’s themes are:
- Eddie Murphy Movies - Get your fill of funny man Eddie Murphy with classics including every Beverly Hills Cop, Coming to America, Eddie Murphy Raw, The Nutty Professor and Dr. Dolittle 1 & 2. This entire collection is available in HD, and is available July 1.
- Martial Arts Action- Karate chop your way into this martial arts action collection with such hits as Shanghai Knights, Kung Pow: Enter the Fist, Romeo Must Die, Rush Hour 1 & 2 and The Last Samurai. This entire collection is available in HD, and is available July 1.
- John Wayne Westerns - Saddle up with the Duke in classic films such as Stagecoach, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, El Dorado, True Grit and How the West was Won. Available July 1.
- Swapping Lives - Ever wanted to be someone else? Live vicariously through these life swappers in hits such as Freaky Friday (1976), Maid in Manhattan and Big. Available July 1.
- Animated Animals - Kick back with your favorite fuzzy friends with The Tale Of Despereaux, Happily N'ever After 2, Ratatouille and All Dogs Go To Heaven. Available July 10.
- Tyler Perry - Get ready for big laughs with Tyler Perry’s biggest hits Madea Goes To Jail, Diary Of A Mad Black Woman, Madea’s Family Reunion and Daddy's Little Girls. Available July 14.
- Cop Comedies - Stop, don’t shoot! Enjoy these hilarious cop comedies such as Paul Blart: Mall Cop (HD), Observe And Report (HD), Super Troopers (HD) and Kindergarten Cop. The action begins July 15.
- Police Academy - Check out the dysfunctional police bunch with every Police Academy ever made all in HD. The mayhem is available beginning July 15.
- Girls Night In - There’s nothing better than applying face masks, painting your toes and gossiping over great movies such as Confessions of a Shopaholic (HD), Legally Blonde, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Never Been Kissed and Sixteen Candles. Available July 17.
- SNL Alumni - Sandler, Kattan, Myers, Ferrell—we’ve got all the powerhouses of comedy. Check out their work post-SNL with such hits as A Night At The Roxbury, Spring Breakdown, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. Available July 17.
IFC In Theaters – A collection of independent films available the same day as they are shown in the theater! The new titles this month are I Hate Valentine’s Day (7/1), a love story set in Manhattan about a florist who abides by a strict five-date-limit with any man finds herself wanting more with the new restaurateur in town, as well as In the Loop (7/15), a sharp and clever story starring James Gandolfini where political intrigue between the U.S. and the U.K causes the fate of the world to hang on the line. These movies are both available in HD and are available with others On Demand under “Movies & Events” under “IFC in Theaters.”
Kids – Showcasing a wide-variety of classic and new kids’ movies, July’s collection includes, Meet the Robinsons, Babe, The Rescuers, The Wiggles: Go Bananas!, Barney’s Great Adventure and Atlantis: The Lost Empire. These movies and others can be found On Demand in the “Movies & Events” folder under “Kids Movies.”
Disney SVOD – Disney Family Movies, a subscription video on demand service, gives customers unlimited access to approximately 20 hours of content each month. Movies featured this month include Oliver & Company, Rascal, Polly and The Pet Store. These movies and others can be found On Demand in the “Premium Channels” folder under “Disney Family Movies.”
Special Programming Highlights
New Offering: UFC On Demand – Get ready for the biggest UFC event of the year, UFC 100, with this new On Demand offering! Viewers can now watch individual matches and their favorite main events – anytime – and those who are new to the world of UFC can also learn the basics of UFC. UFC On Demand is available now in the “Movies & Events” folder under “UFC, WWE & Boxing” and then “UFC.” You can watch UFC 100 on Comcast Pay-Per-View on July 11 at 10PM EST/7PM PT.
Tour de France – Grab your helmet and get ready for cycling’s most prestigious and famed event, Tour de France, with historical recaps and next day recaps of this year’s event. Available from July 5 – 31. Find it On Demand in the “Sports and Fitness” folder under “Versus.”
Travel Channel’s Anthony Bourdain – Get ready for an adventure as you explore every corner of the globe on this Emmy-nominated series with host Anthony Bourdain as he encounters outrageous places that help define the international cultural landscape. Starts July 3. Find it On Demand in the “Life and Home” folder under “Travel Channel.”
MTV’s Real World Cancun – Seven strangers picked to live in a house and have their lives taped so we can watch the inevitable mayhem! Don’t miss a minute beginning July 1 and in HD, find it On Demand in the “TV Entertainment” folder.
Martha Stewart Summer Fun and Grilling - Summer is here! Light up the grill and tune into On Demand for mouth-watering dishes from Martha Stewart. Martha shows you the essential tools you need for the ideal barbeque and demonstrates how to make the perfect sides to go with your barbeque. Follow guest Ollie Gates’ famous home-style recipe for ribs slow-cooked to perfection. Get tips and techniques for cooking salmon, tuna, and swordfish with dry rubs and pastes. All this and more is available On Demand all summer long in the “Life & Home” folder under “Martha Stewart.”
With more than 12 billion views to date, Comcast’s On Demand library has grown to include more than 10,000 choices available each month, including more than 1,000 choices in HD available at any time. Comcast’s extensive On Demand library features everything from movies, music and top TV shows to the most popular kids, sports, lifestyle and local programs available anytime, anywhere and with the ability to pause, rewind and fast-forward selections.
Note: Offerings and availability can vary by Market