Los Angeles, CA and Philadelphia, PA – April 30, 2014 – Comcast and MGM Television (MGM) today announced that Comcast will begin to make MGM content available through the Xfinity On Demand digital store. Xfinity TV customers can own and access movies anytime, anywhere, on any device, often before the DVD release.
The list of stellar MGM fan favorites to be added to the Xfinity On Demand store will include: Bull Durham, Capote, Carrie (2013), Fargo, The Graduate, Hoosiers, Hot Tub Time Machine, Legally Blonde, The Princess Bride, the Rocky franchise, Skyfall, The Silence Of The Lambs, The Usual Suspects, Thelma & Louise, West Side Story and When Harry Met Sally as well as the hit television series Vikings. MGM’s content will debut on Comcast with the 2014 film RoboCop on Digital HD on May 20, 2014.
“Our Xfinity TV customers now have access to hundreds of movies and shows they can own digitally and enjoy anywhere, on any device,” said Michael Schreiber, Senior Vice President of Content Acquisition at Comcast. “Our digital store was a hit with customers from day one, and we expect continued success with the addition of the incredible film and television content from MGM.”
“MGM is thrilled to join the Comcast store and to offer its premiere content, including our newest film releases and television series, to Xfinity customers,” said Damien Marin, Senior Vice President, Domestic Pay TV & Worldwide Digital Media. “Through Xfinity, Comcast provides an incredible platform for subscribers to enjoy MGM’s latest releases including RoboCop, Carrie and Vikings as well as beloved movies such as Rocky and The Silence of the Lambs. We are delighted to be part of this service and look forward to delivering more content to Comcast customers.”
Xfinity TV 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. Purchased titles are added to customers’ On Demand menus, which are easily accessible on the TV, online or via the Xfinity On Demand Purchases app.
The Xfinity On Demand catalog now includes content from Twentieth Century Fox, Lionsgate, MGM, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures and Warner Bros.