Comcast Makes 42 International Channels Available Coast-to-Coast for
Xfinity TV Customers;
Coupled With the Recent Sling International Integration, the
International Experience on Xfinity X1 Now Offers More Than 415 Networks
in More Than 20 Languages
Comcast today announced that it has expanded the number of international
channels that are available to Xfinity TV customers by including 42
networks, now available nationally on Xfinity X1 and through the Xfinity
Stream TV app and portal on mobile devices, computers, and Roku devices
in the home. From Bollywood movies and Chinese news, to Russian cinema
and Brazilian telenovelas, X1 customers can now find and enjoy foreign
language content such as STAR India PLUS, Zee TV, TV Asia, Globo, Record
TV, TV5Monde, TV JAPAN and Willow sports content.
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Coupled with the recent addition of Sling
International on X1, the new international experience on X1 now
includes over 415 networks in more than 20 languages and the content is
organized and curated in a way that makes search and discovery by
geography or language simple and easy.
X1 customers can just say "International" to go directly to the
International destination on Xfinity on Demand. Additionally, customers
can use their voice to discover programming relevant to a specific
region of the world - "Asian Entertainment," "South Asian
Entertainment," "European Entertainment," or "Brazilian Entertainment"
are all voice commands that take the viewer directly to a curated
assortment of channels, shows, movies, music and more. With more than
1.5 billion voice commands generated in the first quarter of 2018 alone,
X1 customers are using the X1 voice remote more than ever to find the
content they love.
"Xfinity X1 is now the go-to platform for the best international
programming and viewing experience," said Rebecca Simpson, Executive
Director, International Strategy for Comcast Cable. "With the demand for
multicultural content increasing, we are thrilled to complement our
existing array of international programming by adding more channels all
thoughtfully curated into an easy way to navigate, discover and enjoy."
X1 customers can access the current international programming that is
part of their subscription, or quickly subscribe to additional channels
and/or packages of interest, which include:
TV shows and movie collections from countries including Brazil, China,
France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Philippines,
Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Asia, and Vietnam.
Multicultural networks available on the Sling International X1 app,
featuring content from different countries in 21 languages, including
Chinese (Beijing TV, CCTV News and iCable News), South Asian dialects
(GEO TV, Jus Punjabi, Aaj Talk, and Bollywood News), and Arabic (Al
Jazeera, ART Movies, and MBC).
Programming, music and more from around the world from popular
streaming services Netflix and YouTube available over the internet on
Starting at $6.99 per month, International channels and packages can be
added to a customer's Xfinity TV subscription by visiting the
International destination on X1, going to https://www.xfinity.com/international,
or by contacting the Comcast Call Center (1-855-755-2212), which also
provides in-language support for Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Tagalog
and Vietnamese speakers.
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