Comcast Provides More Family Entertainment with Launch of Disney Family Movies Subscription On Demand Service
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), the nation’s leading provider of entertainment, information and communications, together with Disney-ABC Domestic Television today announced the launch of the subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, Disney Family Movies. The service, which showcases classic and contemporary Disney family movies from one of the world’s largest film libraries, is now available to Comcast digital customers.
Disney Family Movies gives customers unlimited access to approximately 20 hours of content each month, including 10 Disney feature films and two short-form films. The titles will remain in rotation for about a month, with new movies added weekly. The initial titles available at launch this month, including George of the Jungle, The Parent Trap, Eloise at the Plaza, and Treasure Planet, can be found on Channel 1 in “Premium Channels” under “Disney Family Movies.”
“For just $5.99 a month, we’re offering unlimited viewing of ten classic Disney movies whenever you want -- it’s such a compelling family entertainment value, my daughters offered to take it out of their allowance,” said Derek Harrar, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Video Services for Comcast. “Kids’ and family programming continues to be one of our top On Demand categories, and we are thrilled to continue delivering the best quality content with Disney.”
“We’re delighted to offer Disney Family Movies to Comcast’s customers,” said Dan Cohen, Executive Vice President, Pay Television and New Media, Disney-ABC Domestic Television. “The addition of this one-of-a-kind, family-friendly service is a wonderful complement to the company’s video on demand initiatives,” he continued.
Comcast On Demand currently offers customers thousands of kids and family entertainment choices among the more than 10,000 programs available throughout the course of a month, including more than 1,000 choices in HD available at any time. Currently, Comcast customers view more than 300 million On Demand programs a month.
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