via press release:
COMCAST’S XFINITY TV LAUNCHES BIGGEST KIDS EVENT EVER;
BRINGING PARENTS AND ON-THE-GO FAMILIES THE BEST KIDS CONTENT FROM TOP NETWORKS, FREE WIFI AND NEW PARENTAL CONTROLS
‘Summer of Kids’ Offers More than 1,000 On Demand Choices for Summer’s Mobile Family
Showcases Family-Friendly Content from Top Brands such as Nickelodeon, Disney, Sprout, Cartoon Network, Angry Birds, PBS Kids Go, The HUB, Dreamworks, NBC Universal and More
Company Expands Partnership with Common Sense Media and Launches New Parental Control Features for Safer, Smarter Viewing Across Devices
PHILADELPHIA – July 1, 2013 – As families prepare for an on-the-go summer, Comcast, a global media and technology company, is launching Xfinity TV’s Summer of Kids to spotlight its incredible library of family-friendly On Demand content, along with more than 1,000 downloadable kids TV shows and films across platforms, plus new tools and features for safer and smarter viewing wherever summer takes them.
With content from every major kids network and brand, Xfinity On Demand brings families the most options of what, when and where to watch. Whether on the road, on a plane, or simply at home, Xfinity TV’s Summer of Kids will highlight this programming and give families more ways to enjoy time together during the season.
- Unparalleled content offering: Xfinity TV customers will have access to all the best kids TV shows for all ages including Dora the Explorer, Angry Birds, Sofia the First, Phineas and Ferb, Ben 10, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Sid the Science Kid, Caillou, Sesame Street and hundreds more.
- Free WiFi hotspots: From July 15 through July 31, tens of thousands of Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the nation will be available at no cost to anyone with a WiFi–enabled device; giving families more options for streaming the best kids content, such as Bob the Builder, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, iCarly, and Thomas and Friends, while on-the-go.
- Huge selection of downloadable content: Xfinity On Demand now offers more than 1,000 downloadable kid-friendly choices, including popular movies such as Finding Nemo, The Muppets, Brave and Freaky Friday, that are included free as part of a customer’s Xfinity Digital TV and Streampix subscriptions. Sprout and Kabillion, along with content from Warner Brothers and Cookie Jar offered via Xfinity Streampix, are now joining Starz, Encore, MoviePlex, and Showtime as networks offering kids content that can be downloaded directly to tablets and smartphones and enjoyed in places where there’s no Internet connection.
- Families help select programming with Family Movie Night: Families wanting a relaxing evening at home during the busy summer can go Xfinity TV’s Facebook page to vote for a movie they’d like to see discounted during “Family Movie Night” weekends in July, including timeless hits such as Babe, Monsters Inc. and How to Train Your Dragon.
“Xfinity On Demand brings families a huge selection of the best kids content to enjoy safely together. As we head into the busy summer travel season, Summer of Kids provides them with even more content and more ways to watch while on the go.” said Maggie Suniewick, Vice President, Programming, Comcast Cable. “We’re also giving parents ultimate peace of mind for safer, smarter viewing across devices by expanding our parental controls and giving them new ways to help find age-appropriate content across our entire Xfinity On Demand platform.”
Summer of Kids marks the launch of new, permanent platform features specifically designed to help families make smarter decisions about what is age-appropriate for their children to watch.
- Ratings: In partnership with Common Sense Media, Xfinity TV is integrating TV show and film ratings into Xfinity.com/TV kids content.
- Easier Discovery Across Platforms: Comcast is also working with Common Sense media to let customers filter content by age group and most-watched on Xfinity On Demand. Additionally, the Xfinity TV Player App on Apple devices now features a dedicated family and kids content section, making it easier than ever for parents to find what they are looking for while on-the-go.
- New Resources for Parents: Comcast recently launched a parental controls microsite to help parents manage what their kids are watching on TV, online and on mobile devices.