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Get Into the Holiday Spirit with Comcast On Demand

November On Demand Entertainment Offers a Holiday Movie Collection, Holiday Activities and 10 New Release Movies Available the Same Day as DVD

Philadelphia, PA  -  November 2, 2009

Top Highlights Include:

***ATTENTION: NEW  MOVIES MENU STRUCTURE – Beginning 11/16 the Movies & Events section will be renamed to Movies. New menu structure is attached. Additional key menu changes are:

      • UFC WWE & Boxing lives only under Sports & Fitness
      • Funimation Anime branded area lives only under The Cutting Edge
      • By Category changes to By Genre
  • Movies Same Day As DVD – Ten major movies being released the same day as DVD: I Love You, Beth Cooper, The Taking of Pelham 123, Aliens in the Attic, The Ugly Truth, Bruno, My Sister's Keeper, Angels & Demons, Funny People, Four Christmases and Shorts. Available under Movies & Events>Just In navigation available until 11/15 NEW MAPPING à Movies>Just In beginning 11/16.
  • Holiday Films & More – Collection of holiday classics including every Home Alone movie ever made, Elf, A Christmas Story and the classic stop-animation films including Rudolph’s Shiny Christmas. Available under Movies & Events>Movie Collections>Holiday Films & More starts 11/03 navigation available until 11/15  NEW MAPPING à Movies>Movie Collections>Holiday Films & More beginning 11/16.
  • Pacquiao-Cotto – Get ready for the Pacquiao-Cotto event on 11/14 with classic fights and the first episode of HBO’s 24/7 available for free. Available under Sports & Fitness>UFC WWE & Boxing>Pacquiao-Cotto beginning 10/28.
  • UFC 106 – Gear up for UFC 106 coming up on 11/21 by watching UFC previews, past fights and watch what it’s like to train for a major fight all on UFC On Demand.  Available now under Sports & Fitness>UFC WWE & Boxing>UFC.
  • WWE’s Survivor Series Hits – Get ready for WWE’s PPV event Survivor Series with Survivor Series Hits. Available under Sports & Fitness>UFC WWE & Boxing>Survivor Series Hits beginning 11/02.

Television Highlights:

  • Premieres:   Television series premiering On Demand before they are on linear television include:
    • Sports Job – Versus’ new series featuring NFL player Junior Seau.  Available under Sports & Fitness>Versus>Sports Job beginning 11/25.
  • Next day availability: New episodes of today’s top shows available the day after they air include:  The Office, 30 Rock, Heroes, Mercy, Trauma, Accidentally on Purpose, Medium, The New Adventures of the Old Christine, The Good Wife, Three Rivers, Two and a Half Men, CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI: New York, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and more.
  • Catch ups:   Entire seasons of hit series and best of episodes include:
    • The Prisoner-1967 – watch the entire 1967 series (10/15 to 11/30, SD only) with a Comcast exclusive preview of the new AMC series secretly attached to the end of one of the episodes.  The new series starts on AMC on 11/15 and will be available next day after they air on linear.  Available now under TV Entertainment>AMC.
  • Other Series:   Other TV Series available On Demand include:
    • Stormchasers SD/HD – Discovery’s popular series returns.  Available next day after they air on linear. Available now under TV Entertainment>Discovery Channel
    • Nip/Tuck SD/HD – FX’s popular hit is back.  Available now under TV Entertainment>FX.
    • Californication SD/HD – Catch up on Season 2 of Showtime’s hit series. Available now under Premium Channels>SHO On Demand>Sho Series.

Additional Highlights:

  • Top Picks (all available under the Top Picks category) –
    • Holiday Films & More 11/03-1/04 – A collection of holiday movies, music and TV entertainment for the entire family all season long! (Please see attached OND highlights document for more details)
    • Yule Log & More SD/HD 11/25-1/04 – The famous Yule Log is back!
  • Movies Collections (Movies & Events>Movie Collections navigation available until 11/15 NEW MAPPING à Movies/Movie Collections starts 11/16) 
    • Holiday Films 11/03-1/04 – includes the following holiday subfolders: 
      • Home Alone Movies – every Home Alone movie ever made.
      • Yuletide Comedies – A Christmas Story, Elf and Four Christmases (title available 11/24).
      • Holiday Romance – Love Actually, You’ve Got Mail and While You Were Sleeping
      • Classic Christmas – Miracle on 34th St. (’47), Babes in Toyland (’61) and White Christmas.
      • Holiday Action SD/HD – Die Hard, Rocky and Lethal Weapon.
      • Festive Family Faves – The Family Stone, The Santa Clause and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
      • Kids holiday Movies – The Wiggles: Santa’s Rockin’, Barney’s the Night Before Christmas and the famous stop-animation movies Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, Pinocchio’s Christmas and Rudolph and Frosty: Christmas in July.
  • Animated Favorites 11/03-11/30 includes: Robots, Mulan and Aladdin.  Starts 11/03.
  • Cinema Classics 11/16-12/14 – includes: The Wizard of Oz (70th Anniversary!), Gone with the Wind and Ben Hur.  Starts 11/16.
  • Ice Age SD/HD 11/24-1/11 – all three movies from the franchise start with the release of the new movie, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs on 11/24.
  • Mockumentaries 11/03-11/30 – includes: Bruno, Borat and Best in Show.
  • World Disasters SD/HD 11/03-11/30 – includes: The Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day and 28 Weeks Later.
  • Tom & Jerry 11/16-12/14 – includes: Tom & Jerry and Friends, Tom & Jerry: Blast off to Mars and Tom & Jerry: The Magic Ring.
  • Pooh & Friends 11/16-12/14 – includes: Pooh’s Hefalump Movie, Piglet’s Big Movie and The Tigger Movie.
  • Street to Screen – includes: 8 Mile, Barbershop and Soul Plane.

HD On Demand:

  • HD On Demand – There are currently more than 1,000 HD Choices On Demand
    • Free HD highlights: This month AMC’s The Prisoner (2009) starts 11/16.  Free movies include FX’s Walk the Line starts available now and Moviepass’ The Cable Guy starts 11/11
    • Premium HD highlights: This month includes Starz’ On Demand Premiere  of Confessions of a Shopaholic beginning 11/23 and HBO’s The Wrestler beginning 11/28.

Movies:

  • Top New Release Movies – all in HD – I Love you, Beth Cooper (11/3), The Taking of Pelham 123 (11/3), Aliens in the Attic (11/3), The Ugly Truth (11/10), Land of the Lost (11/11), Drag me to Hell (11/11), Bruno (11/17), My Sister’s Keeper (11/11), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (11/20), Year One (11/20), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (11/24), Angels & Demons (11/24), Funny People (11/24), Four Christmases (11/24) and Shorts (11/24).
  • Kids Movies – Great movies to catch this month are: Robots, Mulan, Aladdin, Pooh’s Hefalump Movie, Piglet’s Big Movie, The Tigger Movie, Tom & Jerry and Friends, The 12 Dogs of Christmas and more!
  • IFC In Theaters A Collection of independent films available the same day as they are shown in the theaters for $6.99 each. New titles this month are A French Gigolo beginning 11/04 and Antichrist (HD) beginning 10/28.

Premium Highlights:
• HBO On Demand - Movies: Hotel for Dogs HD 11/9, Bride Wars HD 11/16, The Day the Earth Stood Still HD 11/23, The Wrestler HD 11/30
Series: Curb Your Enthusiasm available now, Bored to Death available now, By the People: The Election of Barack Obama HD 11/04, 24/7 Pacquiao/Cotto HD 10/27

• Showtime On Demand – Movies: Forbidden Kingdom HD available now, The Killing Room HD 11/13
Series: Dexter available now, Californication available now, Inside the NFL, available now, Weeds available now

• Starz On Demand – Movies:   The International HD 11/01, Confessions of a Shopaholic HD 11/23, Obsessed HD 11/20, Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience HD available now, Fired Up! HD 10/23, Paul Blart: Mall Cop HD available now, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans HD 11/13 (all movies listed are On Demand premieres)
Series: Crash Season 2 available now

• Cinemax – Movies:  Frost/Nixon 11/05, Yes Man 11/12, Notorious 11/19, Max Payne 11/26, The Express 11/19, Appaloosa 11/19, Baby Mama 11/19, The Bourne Ultimatum available now

• Encore On Demand – Movies: Schwarzenegger movie collection: Batman and Robin, Conan the Destroyer, Kindergarten Cop, Last Action Hero, Red Sonja, The Terminator and Twins (all titles available in HD), Smart People 10/30, Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show 11/06, America’s Sweethearts HD 11/06, Little Nicky HD 11/13, Unlawful Entry 11/06

• Movieplex - Movies:   Romancing the Stone HD 10/30, Scent of a Woman HD 11/13, Clean Slate HD 11/13, Cocoon 11/20, Weekend at Bernie’s II HD 11/20, Sweet and Lowdown 11/06

• Disney Family Movies  – Movies:  Dumbo 11/17, Pete’s Dragon 10/20, Thanksgiving Promise 11/03, Family Reunion 11/10, Super Mario Bros. 11/03, The Miracle Worker 10/27


December Sneak Peak (tentative)
• Best of Comedy Central – the best of Comedy Central 2009 is available all month long On Demand.
• Holiday Movies – continue through the end of December.
• Day & Date Movies – December is another strong month for newly released movies the same day as DVD.