Comcast ups HD VOD ante

October 2006
CED;Oct2006, Vol. 32 Issue 10, p16
Trade Publication
The article reports on the offering of about 100 hours of video-on-demand programming by Comcast Cable in high-definition format for its high definition television customers in the U.S. The company will launch at least 20 titles per month in courtesy of Starz Entertainment LLC. According to Comcast, its initiative is in response to the findings of the survey by International Communications Research, showing 80 percent of 200 respondents like to watch high definition programs.


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