Blockbuster Titles Including Gravity, 42, Argo, The
Great Gatsby, and Many More Available For Purchase Often Weeks
Before DVD Release
Xfinity On Demand Digital Store Offering Now Includes Movies and
Television Shows from FOX, Lionsgate, NBCUniversal, and Warner Bros.
Comcast today announced that it has signed an agreement with Warner
Bros. to start selling the studio's titles through the Xfinity On Demand
digital store. Beginning today, Xfinity TV customers will be able to
purchase Warner Bros. movies and TV shows to own and access anytime,
anywhere, on any device, often several weeks ahead of DVD release.
"We are thrilled to add the Warner Bros.' hit films and television shows
to our rapidly expanding offering of titles available for purchase,"
said Michael Schreiber, Senior Vice President of Content Acquisition at
Comcast. "Our Xfinity On Demand platform provides customers with the
most current content, where and when they want it, and the incredible
success of our digital store and cloud-based digital locker will only
continue to grow as we expand the platform."
Gravity, one of the top-grossing movies of 2013, earned 10
Academy Award nominations including Best Actress, Best Director and Best
Picture and will be among the first titles for purchase, beginning
February 11. Additional Warner Bros. titles that will become available
for purchase include: 42, Argo, The Great Gatsby, The
Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Man
of Steel, Pacific Rim, Prisoners, We're the Millers,
The Conjuring, The Following, Getaway, The
Hangover Part III, and Veronica Mars.
"Comcast is an excellent partner and its Xfinity TV digital storefront
is a terrific outlet for Warner Bros.' great slate of films and TV
shows," said Jim Wuthrich, president of the Americas, Warner Bros. Home
Entertainment. "We're very pleased to see Comcast move into digital
sales and we look forward to helping them further expand their digital
In November 2013, Comcast became the first pay-television provider in
the country to sell Digital HD content for download and streaming. The
company's Xfinity TV customers quickly embraced the new feature and,
according to Universal Pictures, helped make Comcast the nation's top
digital seller of Despicable Me 2 for the week ending December 3.
Comcast customers have the ability to purchase movies and television
shows - often weeks before they are available to rent or purchase on
Blu-ray and DVD - and store them, seamlessly, in the cloud. Their
content can be enjoyed anywhere, anytime, on their TV, PC or mobile
devices, without the hassle of managing discs or remembering passwords.
Purchased titles are added to the customer's On Demand menu which is
easily accessible on the TV, online at XfinityTV.com
or via the Xfinity On Demand Purchases app.
Comcast's Digital HD catalog now includes content from FOX, Lionsgate,
NBCUniversal and Warner Bros.
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