via press release:
COMCAST AND CBS INCREASE STREAMPIX AND XFINITY ON DEMAND OFFERINGS
CBS Loads Up Xfinity Streampix with Every Past Season of Popular Series
The Good Wife and Charmed
CBS to Also Bring More of this Season’s Hottest Shows Free to Xfinity On Demand Customers, Both on TV and Online
PHILADELPHIA, PA – October 3, 2013 – Today, Comcast and CBS announced they will increase the CBS content offered on both Xfinity Streampix and Xfinity On Demand, giving Xfinity TV customers even more opportunities to catch-up and stay current with a bigger selection of CBS’ hottest shows.
Expanding their partnership, CBS will offer all past seasons of The Good Wife on Xfinity Streampix, giving viewers the opportunity to start from the beginning and stay current with every episode of this seasonon Xfinity On Demand. Xfinity Streampix will also carry every past season of the WB hit show Charmed, adding to the already rich and extensive library of content, including entire past seasons of some of the most-watched series on TV, classic favorites, popular kids programming, plus a growing collection of hit movies.
“We are pleased to bring even more CBS programming to Comcast’s customers,” said Scott Koondel, Chief Corporate Content Licensing Officer, CBS Corporation. “Adding Streampix as an SVOD partner will enable more fans to catch up on past episodes and in turn support in-season viewership. And it also provides CBS with yet another way to monetize our content.”
Additionally, Comcast will offer more current primetime CBS TV shows for free through Xfinity On Demand and online at Xfinity.com/TV. Xfinity TV customers can now catch-up and stay current with an expanded selection of CBS’ popular returning shows such as 2 Broke Girls, Person of Interest and The Mentalist, as well as new premiering series such as The Crazy Ones and Mom. CBS plans to make additional episodes of select series available throughout the season to provide viewers more opportunities to catch up.
Offering more current season content On Demand can help lift a show’s ratings by giving viewers an opportunity to catch-up on a buzzed-about show, stay current as the season progresses, and ultimately watch the show as it airs live to participate in water cooler talk the next day.
“It’s a good formula for everyone – consumers, programmers and distributors,” said Matt Strauss, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Video Services, Comcast Cable. “As more and more customers turn to our platform to catch-up and keep up with their favorite shows, we will continue to expand both our selection of current season TV choices with Xfinity On Demand, as well as our collection of past TV favorites through Xfinity Streampix. Our expanded partnership with CBS is an important addition to our ever-growing catalog and provides even greater value to our customers.”
About Comcast Cable:
Comcast Cable is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit http://www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
About CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand – “the Eye” – one of the most recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, outdoor advertising, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’s businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, TVGN (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio, CBS Outdoor, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Interactive, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and CBS EcoMedia. For more information, go to www.cbscorporation.com.