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Comcast Delivers the World Cup On Demand, Instantly

All 64 Matches Available in Spanish Immediately After Start Time; Soccer Fans Can Also Enjoy Live Broadcasts in Multiple Languages Across Devices (image: D.Reichardt/ Flickr)

All 64 Matches Available in Spanish Immediately After Start Time; Soccer Fans Can Also Enjoy Live Broadcasts in Multiple Languages Across Devices (image: D.Reichardt/ Flickr)

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PHILADELPHIA, June 11, 2014 (Korea Bizwire)–Comcast today announced it will make every 2014 FIFA World Cup match  available in Spanish via the company’s latest On Demand innovation,  Instant On Demand. Available for the first time ever in Spanish and only  through Xfinity TV, this is the first time the company has leveraged the  new technology to make such a broad selection of time-shifted content  available in a language other than English.

In addition to live coverage of all 64 matches on the TV and more than  300 hours of On Demand content across devices, soccer fans can live  stream matches in multiple languages via the company’s Xfinity TV  microsites and Xfinity TV Go app. All 64 matches will be available for  live streaming in English and Portuguese, with select matches streamed  in Korean. What’s more, the Xfinity Latino Entertainment Channel (XLEC)  will include direct links to matches and simulcasts of special  programming with in-depth analysis of the tournament.

“The World Cup is an opportunity to provide Xfinity TV customers,  particularly our Latino and multicultural subscribers with a  comprehensive mix of content across multiple platforms and in multiple  languages,” said Marcien Jenckes, Executive Vice President, Consumer  Services, Comcast Cable. “The World Cup is already the most watched and  anticipated event in the world in any language, and we are proud to be  able to deliver to our customers not only the culturally relevant  content they want most, but also exclusive access to innovations, like  Instant On Demand, and even more ways than ever to experience the 2014  World Cup anytime, anywhere and on any device.”

In the home, Comcast will provide an immersive viewing experience on the  biggest screen in the house:

  • Comcast’s latest On Demand innovation, Instant On Demand, available  for the first time ever in Spanish and only on Xfinity TV, will give  Spanish-speaking customers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to access all  64 World Cup matches immediately after the live broadcast begins and  throughout the entire tournament exclusively via Xfinity On Demand.
  • In total, Xfinity On Demand will feature approximately 300 hours, or  more than 350 unique pieces of World Cup-related programming, such as  replays of every match in Spanish and English, the Opening and Closing  ceremonies and more. Over 200 of these On Demand choices will be in  Spanish including special features and team biographies from partner  networks: beIN Sports, Fox Deportes and Telemundo, as well as 16  soccer-themed films and documentaries from: Cine Sony Television,  ViendoMovies, FOX Life, Discovery en Español, NUVOtv, and Cinelatino.
  • The X1 Sports app will be refreshed for the World Cup and act as an  interactive companion guide where our customers can quickly find,  discover and directly access all of the great content available.
  • The Xfinity Latino Entertainment Channel (XLEC), the industry’s only  Spanish-language channel available at no additional charge to more  than 20 million subscriber homes, will be transformed into a one-stop  shop for all things World Cup, including direct links to matches,  simulcasts of special Brazil 2014 programming from various  Spanish-language sports networks, a news crawl, daily news updates,  video and photos, results, standings and more.

For those Xfinity TV customers who want to watch World Cup action on the  go, Comcast is making more options than ever available:

  • For the first time, customers will be able to stream all World Cup  matches in a variety of languages from the ESPN family of networks,  directly accessible via Comcast’s English and Spanish-language  microsite (,  as well as through its Xfinity TV Go mobile app. In addition, Xfinity  will have all 64 matches in Portuguese, select matches in Korean, as  well as alternate feeds for every game via its web and mobile streams  of ESPN3 Surround. Matches in Korean will be easily accessible via
  • Both World Cup microsites, as well as the Xfinity TV Go app, will also  include a large selection of On Demand content to stream over the  Internet. The microsites will also feature the latest standings and  schedules, live scores and updates, match summaries, curated news  articles, as well as cross-platform tools to remote tune to a live  match or On Demand asset and set a DVR recording.
  • Brazil 2014 will be the first SEEiT-enabled World Cup, letting both Spanish  and English-speaking  customers select viewing options directly from conversations happening  on Twitter, including the ability to tune their TV directly to a  match, set a reminder to watch it, or even set their DVR to record it.

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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  for more information.

Source: Comcast Cable (via BusinessWire)

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