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Comcast Launches X1 In Keystone Region - Next-Generation Cloud-Based Video Platform Now Available

X1 transforms traditional TV into an Entertainment Operating System - complete with apps, personalization, social media tools, second-screen integration and more

EXTON, Pa., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast, a global media and technology company, today announced the launch of its cloud-based interactive television experience, the X1 platform from Xfinity, across the Keystone Region.

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Unlike any other video service available today, X1 is a cloud-based platform that integrates the largest collection of video with social media features, interactive apps and more in one easy-to-navigate, sleek viewing experience. The launch of X1 is part of Comcast's ongoing and evolving effort to take advantage of its powerful network and IP technology to constantly bring new innovations to market. 

"The X1 Platform is a huge leap forward for us and transforms traditional television viewing into an entirely new entertainment experience," said Jim Samaha, senior vice president of Comcast's Keystone Region, which includes western, central and northeastern Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and portions of West Virginia and Maryland. "X1 uses cloud-based technology to make the TV smarter, richer and more personalized, and allows us to deliver new features to our customers faster than ever." 

New X1 features and capabilities available to customers in the Keystone Region today include:

  • Visual, Sleek User Interface: A modern user interface that enables one-click access to programs and a highly visual guide to entertainment options and related information.
  • Faster, More Personalized Search and Discovery: A personalized viewing experience with recommendations based on search input and previously watched shows and movies. They also have the ability to search simultaneously across live TV, Xfinity On Demand and DVR recordings – and see the last nine programs watched across all services with a single tap on the remote control.
  • In-Home Convenience: The ability to record up to four shows while watching another and to watch DVR recordings from any room in the house.
  • Social Integration and Customized Apps: An expanding selection of tailored-for-TV apps, including traffic, weather, stocks, voicemail, and a sports app to track multiple games at once and check the latest scores and schedules while watching a favorite show. X1 also includes a selection of Web-based apps, including Facebook and Pandora.

In addition, the X1 Remote App lets customers use motions and voice commands to control their TVs with their Apple and Android handheld devices. For example, customers can use voice commands to navigate the guide and search for content; and swipe their iPhones to page through the interactive TV guide and program personalized short-cuts and favorites ("Quick Links").

About Comcast Corporation:

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. 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.  NBCUniversal operates 30 news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts.  Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

SOURCE Comcast Cable

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