ALL EPISODES OF CHESPIRITO AVAILABLE DURING FESTIVAL INFANTIL | #xfinity #tv

ALL EPISODES OF CHESPIRITO AVAILABLE DURING FESTIVAL INFANTIL

In time for summer break, the third annual edition of Festival Infantil just kicked off and it includes all the episodes of the family-favorite Chespirito and also of El Chavo Animado. Festival Infantil is a TV marathon where Xfinity TV users have an all-access pass to hundreds of hours of the best kids and family content and it runs till July 2. Popular shows and movies from networks such as Vme Kids, Univision, Kids Central, and Discovery Familia are also part of the marathon and they will be available through Xfinity On Demand and on-the-go through the Xfinity Stream TV app.

And what a better way to have kids practice their Spanish than to show them the most popular Latin-American comedy program from recent times. Check out this amazing video from Anima Estudios where they got together all the Chespirito characters played by Roberto Gómez Bolaños, the show’s creator, and present them in the best style of El Chavo Animado:

During Festival Infantil, you and your family can also enjoy:

  • Hundreds of hours of free movies and shows in Spanish including the family-favorite films Open Season, Stuart Little and Next Karate Kid from Cine Sony; Discovery Familia’s DOKI and Luna; Kids Central’s Fishtronaut, Franny’s Feet, and Dragon; Sprout’s Ruff-Ruff Tweet & Dave, Nina’s World and Terrific Trucks; and Vme Kid’s new show Louie plus favorites such as Tayo, Dougie se Disfraza, El Mundo de Rosie, and many more!
  • Premieres of two original Baby First en Español feature films, Harry y Su Gran Aventura en el Circo & Harry y Su Gran Conteo de Cumpleaños on the XLEC.

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Also available during Festival Infantil (and throughout the entire year) is Xfinity’s Kids Zone, a destination provides a safe space for children to watch TV independently while parents can get peace of mind knowing the content has been deemed age-appropriate. The Kids Zone feature, a truly bicultural experience that is available in customers’ language of choice, also provides parents exclusive access to Common Sense Media’s age-based ratings and reviews in Spanish, directly on the TV.

For more information on Xfinity Festival Infantil, please visit: http://my.xfinity.com/ or join the conversation on https://facebook.com/XfinityLatino/ and on Twitter by using #FestivalInfantil and following @XFINITYLATINO.

COMCAST Revamps Latino Entertainment Channel, Launches Weekly XFINITY LATINO Segments for Bicultural Families

COMCAST Revamps Latino Entertainment Channel, Launches Weekly XFINITY LATINO Segments for Bicultural Families

Comcast today announced it has made some significant changes to the Xfinity Latino Entertainment Channel (XLEC) to meet the evolving needs and interests of bicultural Latino customers.

XLEC is a channel that combines programming, technology and Xfinity service tips in a dynamic and entertaining way and now features more original content and segments such as “Para la Familia,” “Cine en Casa” and “En la Cancha.”
XLEC is co-anchored by Veronica Allis and Tommy Florez alongside a team of internationally renowned, award-winning correspondents that includes Veronica Rasquin, Francisco Cáceres and Carlos Rausseo.

Produced at its newly minted studios in Denver and Miami, as well as on location, content on XLEC is refreshed every Monday and is available on multiple platforms: TV, Xfinity On Demand and on the Xfinity Stream app and web portal.

“I’m very excited that our customers can now access up-beat, informative, and engaging content on the device of their choice,” Javier Garcia, Senior Vice President, Multicultural Services, Comcast Cable, said. “Not only can viewers enjoy the channel’s new look, new talent and new content that touches upon all of their passion points, they’ll also enjoy having so many options of when and how they want to watch it.”

The new original segments interweave culturally-relevant entertainment content with options and tips to help Hispanic customers take advantage of Comcast’s innovative products and services.

Viewers will also learn how to optimize their entertainment viewing experience with the revolutionary Xfinity X1platform and enjoy more of the content they want in the language of their choice, at home or on the go.

The new feature segments include:

  • “Para la Familia,” hosted by Venezuelan model, television personality, and mother of two Verónica Rasquin, targets bicultural families with a focus on younger children (preschool age to teens) and offers recommendations on kids and family programming, interviews with industry experts, and a look into Kids Zone, an Xfinity X1 feature that gives parents extra peace-of-mind by offering a safe and secure experience for kids to independently explore their favorite content and discover new programming in English or Spanish;
  • “Cine en Casa” is hosted by Francisco Cáceres, a two-time Emmy winner and film expert. ‘Cine en Casa’ will feature interviews with actors, red-carpet coverage, behind-the-scenes action and a look at the latest On Demand movie releases available to rent on Xfinity;
  • “Cool-tura,” a partnership between Xfinity and Sony Music Latin, features popular Latin music artists and TV personalities, including Fonseca, Diego Torres, Reik, and CNCO, as they build a time capsule that contains their can’t-live-without cultural must-haves, including their favorite music, foods, films and traditions that honor their bicultural heritage rooted in both mainstream American and Latin culture;
  • “En la Cancha,” hosted by two-time Emmy award winner and Telemundo Denver anchor Carlos Rausseo, highlights the biggest sports TV programming and it’s the go-to soccer show where Xfinity customers can find their weekly dose of soccer news and schedules from Latin America and the world.

Launched in 2012 and available free of charge in more than 20 million homes, the XLEC keeps Comcast’s bicultural Latino customers updated on programming highlights and helps maximize their viewing experience using the latest Xfinity features.

COMCAST CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY, INTRODUCES NEW PERMANENT COLLECTION “BLACK HISTORY ALWAYS ON”

 

COMCAST CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY, INTRODUCES NEW PERMANENT COLLECTION

“BLACK HISTORY ALWAYS ON”

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With the intent of offering content that celebrates Black History year-round, Comcast launched a new permanent collection in the ‘Black Film & TV’ destination of Xfinity on Demand called “Black History Always On”.

This collection includes more than 100 titles of content including historical documentaries, biographical films, Comcast’s original Voices of the Civil Rights Movement profiles, specials from networks like Smithsonian Channel and more. It will serve as the permanent place on the Xfinity on Demand platform to learn about the achievements of African-American people year round.

In fact, a recent study by Nielsen DBS showed that over 60% of black millennials agree that it feels really good to see stars in media who share their ethnic background. That’s one of the reasons that this month the Black Film & TV destination includes a section called ‘Black Women Behind the Scenes,’ which puts a spotlight on women directors, producers, writers, costume designers, and even stunt doubles. Included in this section are intimate one-on-one conversations with talented women like Gina Prince Bythewood, Susan Fales Hill, Effie Brown, Kay Oyegun, LaFaye Baker, Quinta Brunson and Franchesca Ramsey to name a few. There are also a few men like Prentice Penny, David E. Talbert, Malcom D. Lee and Reggie Rock Bythewood weighing in. Comcast’s network partners also participated by capturing conversations with their women behind the camera including Tasha Smith and D’Angela Proctor for TV One, Zola Mashariki and Connie Orlando for BET, Terri J. Vaughn for Aspire and Lucy Chodota for The Africa Channel, to name a few.

Lastly, Comcast believes in independent black filmmaking. The company has officially announced a partnership with American Black Film Festival and BlackStar Film Festival to launch a special collection through our Streampix on demand service, which is licensing short and feature length films and webisodes from alumni filmmakers who screened their works at past festivals. With these new partnerships, Comcast is using the Xfinity on Demand platform to invest in the black filmmaking community and showcase its work to an even broader audience.

Comcast is proud to create and launch a collection of content and stories that parents can sit down with their kids and watch together, not just in February but whenever they choose, because for Xfinity, Black History is Always On.

Users can find all of this content in the ‘Black Film & TV’ destination, on X1 on demand, by selecting the On Demand menu and scrolling right or by saying “Black Film & TV” into the X1 Voice Remote.

So what are you waiting for? Happy watching! #BlackHistoryAlwaysOn #XfinityBH

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS EN FAMILIA #Xfinity

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CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS EN FAMILIA

The holidays are a special time for all families, and if you are Latino, you know that everyone comes over to celebrate. More than likely your casa is going to be full of family, food, música and tons of suggestions for what to view on TV. Luckily, with Xfinity the entire family can get together and watch a variety of programming in your language of choice, whenever, wherever.


KIDS ZONE

For the house filled with little ones, Xfinity’s Kids Zone on the X1 platform will provide your family with hundreds of children’s TV shows and movies that have been specially curated and deemed appropriate to watch by Common Sense Media’s rating system. No more worrying about what your kids are watching! Kids can enjoy Holiday classics like Home Alone and How the Grinch Stole Christmas or catch up on their favorite TV shows, including SpongeBob SquarePants and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

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For those with a Netflix account, Xfinity has seamlessly integrated all the content of this streaming service into the X1 platform. Browsing and searching for your favorite titles on Netflix has never been easier, especially with the X1’s voice remote control which takes you directly to the content you want with just the sound of your voice. Catch up on the new seasons of Netflix original shows like Gilmore Girls or The Adventures of Puss in Boots directly on the X1 browser.

BINGE-WORTHY SERIES OF 2016

If you want to binge on TV series during your holiday posadas, there are thousands of options for everyone in the family. For my family it’s all about This Is Us! This heartwarming series is perfect for the holidays. There’s other shows as well like NBC Universo’s hit series El Vato featuring Mexican regional star El Dasa, to Telemundo’s El Señor de los Cielos, there’s plenty you can enjoy with your family. Young and old can also binge on Mexican classics and over 30 of famed Mexican comedian Cantinflas’ best movies available on Demand via Cine Sony Television. Just say “Cantinflas” to your remote control.

BILINGUAL HOLIDAY MOVIES

And no family gathering is complete without binging on Holiday movies and specials. The content options for your fiestas are endless and even more now that many of these films can also be viewed in Spanish (via the SAP filter). You can watch Elf, Miracle on 34th Street, and many more favorites completely in Spanish with your abuelos or primos!

 

Catch this and even more content via the On Demand menu, on the mobile app Xfinity Go and the web portal at es.Xfinity.com.

Get ready to experience the best holidays ever. A echar la casa por la ventana con Xfinity!

NETFLIX NOW AVAILABLE ON COMCAST’S XFINITY

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Comcast users who also have a Netflix subscription will be able to watch all content available through both services in one place


Comcast announced that Netflix will be available through its cable box, the X1 Platform, to all of its customers across the country starting next week. Comcast’s Xfinity users, who are also Netflix subscribers, will be able to easily browse and access the extensive online collection of the streaming service alongside the live, on demand, DVR, and web programming included with their Xfinity TV subscription.

“We are excited to add Netflix to X1 and give our customers access to all the content they love in a way that has never been done before,” said Neil Smit, the Chief Executive Officer at Comcast Cable. “Netflix has been a terrific partner, and our incredible teams of engineers and designers have come together to create an experience that is not only seamless and intuitive, but also lets viewers search and watch tens of thousands of movies, shows, specials and documentaries with the sound of their voice.”

Netflix content will be fully integrated into Xfinity On Demand, enabling X1 customers to watch past and current seasons of shows like The Blacklist, El Señor de los Cielos and The Walking Dead; explore popular Netflix original series like Narcos, House of Cards, and Stranger Things; or catch up on recent classics like Breaking Bad, Sin Senos No Hay Paraiso, and Mad Men, all in one place.

“The Netflix integration into the X1 platform means our mutual customers will no longer need to change inputs or juggle remotes,” said Reed Hastings, Netflix Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Now they can seamlessly move between the Netflix app and their cable service, enjoying all the TV shows and movies they love without hassle.”

By combining the TV libraries of Netflix and Xfinity On Demand, X1 customers can:

  • Launch the Netflix app by simply saying “Netflix” into the X1 voice remote.
  • Browse Netflix content alongside other On Demand movies and shows
  • Search for an actor like “Gael Garcia Bernal” or “Kevin Spacey” and see all the related titles across Xfinity and Netflix.
  • Start watching from the beginning long-running shows like The Walking Dead or Señora Acero – prior seasons on Netflix and the current season on Xfinity On Demand – all in one place.

 

Current Netflix customers will have to sign-in to their account through the X1 platform only the first time of use, while those who don’t have a membership to the streaming service can subscribe using the same platform, choose to have it added to their Comcast bill, and begin to immediately explore and enjoy Netflix on the X1 and across other devices.

For more information about the X1 platform, interested customers can visit www.xfinity.com/X1. To learn more about Netflix on X1, visit www.xfinity.com/netflix.

Knock! Knock! Who It Is?! Xfinity FreePass Latino…that’s Who!

Knock! Knock! Who It Is?! Xfinity FreePass Latino…that’s Who!

It’s Christmas in September…almost October!!!
I received a package from Comcast…

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Pretty sweet, huh?! If you’d like to see some video action – check out my Instagram/mikethemovieguy Stories or SnapChap/mikethamovieguy – – and you better hurry…you only got 24 hours.

If you don’t have IG or SC…well…here are some sweet pix!

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…and the crazy thing is…seeing all the Halloween candy in stores lately…got me craving candy. Well…THANK YOU Comcast. You have fixed my cravings. (lol)

But wait! There’s more…

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How sweet are these? Bluetooth headphones. These will come in handy when Maddox is watching cartoons on my phone – Love it!

Speaking of Comcast…did you hear about Xfinity Free Pass Latino?!

COMCAST LAUNCHES ON DEMAND MOVIE EVENT: XFINITY FREEPASS LATINO

Xfinity TV Customers Get Two-Week, All-Access Pass to More Than 7,000 Hours of Programming in Spanish and English from STARZ, Pantelion Films and More

Comcast today announced the launch of Xfinity FreePass Latino, a two week, all-access pass to a bicultural content collection of more than 7,000 hours of content, including films, TV series, and music videos in Spanish and English from networks like STARZ, Cine Sony Television, ViendoMovies, Music Choice, and Lionsgate’s joint venture Pantelion Films.

Xfinity FreePass Latino takes place now through October 9 and will be available at no additional cost to all Xfinity TV customers. The content can be accessed on Xfinity On Demand, Xfinity.com/Latino and on the Xfinity TV app and portal.

The bicultural collection features:

  • Hundreds of recent and classic films from Cinema Dinamita, Cine Latino, Cine Mexicano, and DePelicula.

  • High profile titles like the highest-grossing Spanish-language film of all time,Instructions Not Included, as well as Ladrones, starring telenovela superstars Fernando Colunga and Eduardo Yañez, and Casa de Mi Padre, featuring Gael Garcia Bernal and Will Ferrell.

  • Kids programming including La Isla del Faro and Los Happets from Vme Kids.

  • Early access to the premieres of new series before they air live, including NBC Universo’s The Riveras, a celeb-reality series, and Azteca America’s Rabia, a drama series produced in Spain.

  • Catch up on cult favorites like From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, from El Rey based on the movie by network founder, Robert Rodriguez, and Discovery en Español’s original series Texas Trocas, an original series from Discovery en Español that follows the Mendez family as they build their custom truck building empire.

  • Music videos and original music programming from Music Choice featuring the hottest Latino artists including Jencarlos Canela, Sofia Carson, Gente de Zona, Zion and Lennox, and Chino y Nacho.

Sounds pretty cool if you ask me!

Read more here.

Must-See Spanish-Language Movies Available at No Additional Cost During Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Comcast’s annual Xfinity FreePass Latino gives customers a two week all-access pass, at no additional cost, to discover and re-watch hundreds of Hispanic movies. From September 26 through October 9, 2016 FreePass Latino will be available across all Xfinity platforms including, Xfinity On Demand, Xfinity.com/Latino and via the Xfinity Go app.

This year, Comcast has partnered with Pantelion Films, Hollywood’s first Latino studio, and will make available several of the most popular movies at no additional cost during the two weeks of FreePass Latino. These titles include the highest-grossing Spanish-language film of all time,  Instructions Not Included; the first Spanish-language animated film to be widely released in the U.S., Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos; Casa de Mi Padre, featuring Gael Garcia Bernal and Will Ferrell; and Ladrones, starring telenovela superstars Fernando Colunga and Eduardo Yañez. And with the recent updates to Comcast’s state-of-the-art set-top box, the X1 platform, consumers can more easily navigate and access these films via the Voice Remote Control. This voice-activated feature allows consumers to simply say phrases in Spanish or English, like “Eugenio Derbez,” “Peliculas Mexicanas” or “Pantelion” and they will be taken to a screen with a list of all the appropriate titles associated with their request.

Don’t miss your chance at catching up with some of Pantelion Films’ best movies during this Hispanic Heritage Month. The following rental titles will be available to watch at no additional cost between September 26 and October 9 during Xfinity’s FreePass Latino. Find them under the “FreePass Tops Picks” folder.

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TOP 4 LATINA HOPEFULS TO FOLLOW IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES

The Olympics is a celebration of competition, passion and nationalism that unites nations like no other organized event in the world. For 17 days we will closely watch athletes demonstrate hard work and commitment by overcoming their toughest obstacles in order to earn one of the highest honors in their sport. These athletes include many Latinas that have already become an inspiration to both men and women around the world; from 16 year old Puerto Rican-American gymnast Laurie Hernandez to Colombian BMX cyclist Mariana Pajón, many Latinas are sure to make a mark in sports history this summer. 

You can follow every minute of their journeys through Comcast’s Xfinity. The company has created the ultimate Olympics experience on the X1 platform – Front Row to Rio – where you can easily search, discover and access more than 6,000 hours of live, on demand, and online streaming content, and do so with just the sound of your voice in the language of your choice using the X1 voice remote. As part of the experience, Xfinity will provide a personalized dashboard that gives you the ability to favorite nations, teams and athletes and check out “Must See Moments” when the competition gets fierce. With Xfinity, you won’t have to miss a second of the top Latinas competing in this year’s Games.

Here’s a list of the top 4 Latina athletes to follow during the Olympic Games:

Laurie Hernandez: Team U.S.A’s Overnight Sensation (U.S.A, Gymnastics) Laurie Hernandez, the first U.S.-born Hispanic and youngest member of the “Fierce Five” U.S. gymnastics team, was unknown by casual fans until her breakout performance six months ago in the national championships. This star’s electrifying performances on the floor and the highest beam score during the U.S. trials earned her a spot on the team that is favored to win. To make sure you catch each moment of this up-and-coming star’s performances, Xfinity will provide “Must See Moments” notifications in real-time for marquee Olympic events like gymnastics that you won’t want to miss.

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Mariana Pajón: BMX Champ Prepares to Rule Again in Rio (Colombia, BMX) Mariana Pajón is arguably the best female BMX cyclist in the world and earned Colombia its second gold medal in history during the 2012 Olympic games in London. Pajón showed the world that women have what it takes to compete in an extreme sport that is dominated by men. She’s a superstar in her home country and part of a new generation of athletes that have put Colombia as a legitimate contender in a variety of sports. You can keep up with her and the rest of her Olympic team by adding Colombia on your ‘Favorites’ section.  

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Idalys Ortiz: Unstoppable Cuban Judoka (Cuba, Judo) After beginning her judo training at 10 years old, Idalys Ortiz earned a spot on the Cuban national team at the ripe age of 15. Now at 26, and with two world championships under her belt since winning the gold in London 2012, Ortiz will be no easy competition in the women’s heavyweight division in Rio. You can follow her journey through the Olympics by saying her name into the X1 Voice Remote or by simply saying the word “judo.”

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Las Leonas: Fierce Legends in the Making (Argentina, Field Hockey) – This Argentinian field hockey team has recently won its seventh world championship trophy, the most by any national team and have won over 20 official titles since the year 2000 when their breakthrough summer earned them the nickname “Las Leonas.” Their nickname came from having a reputation for being relentless even when a match appears to be lost so you can be sure they won’t stop until they’ve reached gold. Catch all the highlights of this determined field hockey team’s matches on the X1 Sports app and the NBC Sports app wherever you go. With these apps you’ll be able to catch live results and scores, real-time stats and highlights of each of their nail-biting games.

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Whether you’re inspired by Laurie’s personality-filled dance routines or Idalys’ unstoppable takedown, Comcast’s X1 is your front row to catching every second of these action-packed competitions from day one.

Keep up with your favorite Latina athletes this summer with Xfinity and enjoy every moment of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

COMCAST’S XFINITY BEGINS THE SUMMER OF SOCCER 2016 ON THE X1 PLATFORM

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The X1 platform continues to revolutionize the sports and entertainment viewing experience.  And on June 2, the second annual Xfinity Summer of Soccer kicks off and will feature the two best international soccer tournaments of 2016 – Copa America Centenario and the UEFA EURO 2016.
 
X1 customers will have the best seat in the house with the new and exciting features that will forever change the way that people watch sports:
 

  • The X1 Sports App: By putting data, graphics and charts right on the same TV screen as the game, the X1 Sports App adds more personalization, interactivity and fun to the viewing experience. It will also include real-time stats on players and teams across both tournaments, as well as information on upcoming matches, recaps, and tournament standings.
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  • Xfinity On Demand Soccer Hub: A specially curated section of Xfinity On Demand that includes a quick access to match replays and other news, commentary and special clips relevant to the day’s action from either of the tournaments and in both English and Spanish.
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  • Instant On Demand: Spanish-speaking customers will have a unique opportunity to access all 32 Copa America matches shortly after the live broadcast begins (and throughout the rest of the tournament) via the X1 platform.
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  • Voice Remote: The X1 Voice Remote gives viewers the power to search, find and navigate all of the summer’s soccer programming with the sound of their voice. Customers can say commands in English or Spanish like “Soccer,” or “Copa America” and it will re-direct them to all the content available for that search term.
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  • Soccer On-the-go: Fans can live-stream all Copa America Centenario matches in Spanish through the Univision Deportes Network via the Xfinity TV Go app and website, as well as every UEFA EURO 2016 game in English and Spanish on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, respectively.

 
All summer long, the Xfinity Latino Entertainment Channel (XLEC) will offer special Summer of Soccer programming and up-to-the-minute updates, while the Xfinity Latino microsite (www.xfinity.com/latino) will feature daily blogs and a special guide to Comcast’s soccer offerings in addition to links to all matches (In English and Spanish).
 
 
The Summer of Soccer brings a viewing experience that only Xfinity X1 can provide.

BICULTURAL KIDS ZONE LAUNCHES ON X1

Kids Zone in Spanish Launches on X1:

They have the remote. You have the control.

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We first introduced Xfinity Kids Zone last year and the response from users has been terrific. Kids have a safe place to watch TV independently and parents get peace of mind knowing the content has been deemed age-appropriate by Common Sense Media (www.commonsensemedia.org).

Today we’re making Kids Zone a truly bicultural experience: now available in Spanish, Kids Zone meets the needs of today’s Hispanic families and gives children a fun place to browse and watch TV in the language of their choice.

This also will be the first experience that provides parents access to Common Sense Media’s age-based ratings and reviews in Spanish – directly on the TV – for some of the most-popular Latino kids TV programs including El Chavo Animado, Tayo, Nina’s World and Plaza Sésamo. We’ll work with Common Sense Media to grow the catalog of in-language rated content over time and keep arming bicultural families with more resources and information to aid the decision-making process.

Kids Zone seamlessly blends live, on demand, DVR’d and purchased English and Spanish-language programming into one simple and safe user interface that can be set to either language. It can be easily accessed via the kids section of Xfinity On Demand or by simply saying “Kids Zone” into the X1 voice remote. Kids Zone provides customizable settings allowing parents to filter content by a specific age-group and set up a four-digit pin to prevent children from exiting Kids Zone without permission.

The updates we’re making to Kids Zone on the X1 are one more example of how Xfinity is transforming the home entertainment experience for our bicultural Latino customers and their families.

Watchathon is back!! Entertaining Ideas – What Kind of TV Watcher Are You?

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What Kind Of TV Watcher Are You?

If you’re like most people, you simply cannot find the time to stay current with all the great TV that’s available. Fortunately, there’s Watchathon Week, an annual TV binge-athon that gives Xfinity TV customers free, unlimited access to the hottest shows from premium, cable and broadcast networks on Xfinity On Demand. With carte-blanche access to more than 250 series from April 18 – 24, there may be no better time to hunker down and catch-up on all you’ve been missing. What’s more, most of this great programming will also be available on-the-go via the Xfinity TV mobile app and website.

Of course, not everyone watches the same sort of shows. What kind of TV watcher are you?

The One-Show Die Hard:

You have no intention of moving from the couch until you finish your series from start to finish. Maybe you’ve heard co-workers gab about HBO’s Game of Thrones or you’ve heard good things about STARZ’s Power but never got around to watching. Or maybe you plan to use the week to watch every episode from every seasons of FOX’s The Simpsons. That’s right – every single episode (nearly 600 of them!) from the series are yours for the binging during the week. Here’s your chance to settle in, fire up your set-top box and let the episodes roll on Xfinity On Demand.

 

The One-Genre Fanatic:

Is any and all reality TV your thing? If so, use the week to catch up on current seasons of NBC’s The Voice, Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. If you prefer reality that broadens your horizons a bit more you can check out every episode from every season of Discovery’s hits Bering Sea Gold and Gold Rush. Just looking for some good drama? During Watchathon Week, you can follow the infamous trial of the O.J. Simpson case on FX’s American Crime Story or step into the historic worlds of History’s The Vikings and STARZ’s Outlander and Black Sails.  If you simply prefer to watch some laugh out loud comedy, USA’s Playing House, NBC’s Superstore, FOX’s The Grinder and TV Land’s Younger can put a smile on your face and prove a great option for when you’re in the need for something quick and light.

 

The Español Loyalist:

You know you’ve got options and choose to watch your entertainment in Español, because you can. Whether you’re a fan of telenovelas or looking for a new top rated show in English to obsess about in Spanish with SAP (secondary audio programming), Watchathon Week gives you free access to more of the programming you want in your language of preference. So what are you waiting for? Get in on the action today and catch up on all four seasons of Telemundo’s super series El Señor de los Cielos. You’ll also have access to programs available only during Watchathon Week like Nuestra Tele’s La Viuda de la Mafia and Pasiones’ Xica de Silva, as well all episodes of Telemundo’s Dueños del Paraiso and the current season of La Viuda Negra from UniMás.

 

The FOMO Inflicted:

In other words, do you have a “fear of missing out” and always want to be in the know with the latest pop culture developments? If so, Watchathon Week is your chance to catch up on current seasons of all the buzziest TV you’ve been missing, including the FOX’s Empire and AMC’s The Walking Dead. You can also check out the entire first season of the hot new shows that had everyone talking, including USA’s Mr. Robot, FOX’s Scream Queens, ABC’s Quantico and NBC’s Chicago Med.

 

The Indecisive:

Can’t make a decision? It’s hard when there are so many options. Don’t worry—Xfinity’s team of entertainment experts has you covered with a long list of recommendations on www.Xfinity.com/Watchathon to help you make the most of the week.

So, binge on.

 

JAVIER GARCIA IS PROMOTED TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER OF MULTICULTURAL SERVICES AT COMCAST CABLE

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Comcast Cable has announced the promotion of Javier Garcia to Senior Vice President and General Manager of Multicultural Services. Javier directs, designs, and implements Comcast’s multicultural services vision and strategy across all Xfinity products. 

1[1]Since joining Comcast in late 2014, Javier and his team worked closely with the product team to lead the company’s bicultural transformation initiatives, including the launch of the X1 bicultural experience, a first of its kind TV viewing experience that gives bicultural families more choices in how they consume TV and movies in the home.

Prior to joining Comcast Cable, Javier served as the General Manager of Yahoo’s U.S. Hispanic business and led monetization, partnerships and operations for the company’s premium media, programmatic, and native advertising businesses. During his eight years there, he also served as the Senior Director of Marketing Solutions for Y! Hispanic Americas leading the organization responsible for digital branded entertainment and display advertising solutions in the region.

Javier holds an MBA from The Wharton School of Business, an MA in International Affairs from the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Civil Engineering from Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia).

Xfinity Unveils the Ultimate Oscars Destination

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XOD will feature 2016 Oscar night highlights, all “Best Picture” winners from the past 25 years and a collection of the “Best of Oscars” moments.

This year, Xfinity TV customers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Oscars like never before, with access to the ultimate collection of Oscars content featuring hundreds of videos, from on demand highlights of this year’s event, previous “Best Picture” winners from the past 25 years and clips of the most memorable moments in Oscar history – from Martin Scorsese’s 2007 “Best Director” win to Sally Field’s memorable acceptance speech for “Best Actress” in 1985 to Lupita Nyong’o’s emotional speech after winning “Best Supporting Actress” in 2014.

This year’s Oscars destination on Xfinity On Demand will feature the biggest selection of Oscars-related content yet, and will be available to all Xfinity TV customers. Before the show airs on February 28, customers can get acquainted with this year’s nominees, with more than 20 nominated films available to pre-order, rent or own. Film fans can also brush up on Oscars history with every “Best Picture” winner from the past 25 years available to rent or own.

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Free Calls to Mobile Phones in Six Latin American Countries Added to International Plan

Free Calls to Mobile Phones in Six Latin American Countries Added to International Plan

Javier Garcia, Vice President and General Manager of Multicultural Services, Comcast Cable

 

When family and friends live abroad, keeping in touch can sometimes get expensive. Calling card costs and cell phone charges can add up quickly, so we’re always looking for ways to add value to our Xfinity Voice services.

Today we are improving one of our international long distance calling plans — Carefree Minutes Latin America 300 — by adding the ability to make calls to mobile phones in six countries: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, and Venezuela. There are about 6 million Hispanic households in our service area, and we serve large Hispanic markets including Albuquerque, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia, Sacramento, and San Francisco. Plus, we know research shows Hispanics over-index on mobile phone usage.

In addition to these new calling destinations, customers who have our Carefree Minutes Latin America 300 plan can already make five hours of calls a month to landlines in 17 Latin American countries, including: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

The plan is just $9.95 more a month, and it is also included at no extra cost in select Xfinity Latino Triple Play packages.

Another upgrade to the plan includes discounted per-minute rates if customers go over the 300 minutes included. (Previously, the overage per-minute rate was at retail price.)

Our Xfinity Voice team will continue to look for ways to deliver value. We want to help connect our customers to whom and what they love in more ways than ever, for less money.

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Se agregan llamadas gratis a teléfonos celulares en seis países latinoamericanos al plan internacional

Javier García, Vicepresidente y Director General de Servicios Multiculturales, Comcast Cable

Cuando la familia y los amigos viven en el extranjero, mantenerse en contacto a veces puede volverse costoso. El precio de las tarjetas telefónicas y los gastos de los teléfonos celulares terminan sumando rápidamente, por eso nosotros siempre buscamos maneras de agregar valor a nuestros servicios de Xfinity Voice.

Hoy, para mejorar uno de nuestros planes internacionales de llamadas de larga distancia —Carefree Minutes Latin America 300—, hemos añadido la posibilidad de realizar llamadas a teléfonos celulares en seis países: Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, República Dominicana y Venezuela. Nuestra área de servicio cubre aproximadamente seis millones de hogares de familias hispanas, y nuestros servicios llegan a mercados hispanos grandes entre los que se incluyen Albuquerque, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Miami, Filadelfia, Sacramento y San Francisco. Además, estamos al tanto de las investigaciones que muestran que los hispanos registran un índice muy elevado en el uso de telefonía móvil.

Además de estos nuevos destinos telefónicos, los clientes adheridos a nuestro plan Carefree Minutes Latin America 300 ya cuentan con cinco horas mensuales de llamadas a teléfonos fijos a diecisiete países latinoamericanos, entre los que se incluyen Argentina, Brasil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, República Dominicana, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, Uruguay y Venezuela.

El plan cuesta sólo $9.95 más por mes, y también está incluido sin ningún costo adicional en los paquetes exclusivos de Xfinity Latino Triple Play.

Otra mejora es que hemos agregado descuentos en el precio por minuto cuando los clientes superan los 300 minutos que vienen incluidos en el plan (anteriormente, el costo total por minuto estaba a precio de venta al público).

Nuestro equipo de Xfinity Voice seguirá buscando modos de entregar valor. Queremos ayudar a que nuestros clientes se mantengan conectados con las personas y las cosas que aman de la mayor cantidad de maneras posibles, por menos dinero.

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COMCAST’S XFINITY FREE VIEW LATINO, THE LARGEST LATINO ON DEMAND EVENT EVER, RETURNS WITH MORE CONTENT THAN EVER BEFORE

COMCAST’S XFINITY FREE VIEW LATINO, THE LARGEST LATINO ON DEMAND EVENT EVER, RETURNS WITH MORE CONTENT THAN EVER BEFORE

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Xfinity TV Customers Get Two Weeks of Free Access to More than 3,500 Hours of Latino On Demand Programming from September 21 to October 4

Third Annual Event Includes More Content Available Across Platforms Than Ever Before, Ability to Navigate Content in English or Spanish

Comcast today announced the return of Xfinity Free View Latino, a two week all-access pass to discover and enjoy thousands of hours of the best Latino entertainment available in the U.S. for free on Xfinity On Demand. Xfinity Free View Latino will take place from September 21 through October 4 and will be available to all Xfinity TV customers across platforms, on Xfinity On Demand, Xfinity.com/Latino and on the Xfinity TV Go app.

This year, with more than 3,500 hours and more than 5,000 On Demand content choices in Spanish and English from premium, cable and broadcast networks, Xfinity TV customers will have access to the biggest selection of entertainment options yet.

This year’s programming highlights include:

  • Early access to the premieres of new series before they air live, including the first three episodes of Telemundo’s Celia, based on the Hispanic music icon Celia Cruz, the special premiere episode of Los Milagros de Jesus (MundoMax), Magnifica 70 (HBO Latino), the first episode of Fluffy Breaks Even, a new reality series from Fuse starring comedian Gabriel Iglesias, as well as Nina’s World (Sprout) in Spanish. And, Xfinity customers will have the chance to view the upcoming season finale of Allá Te Espero (RCN Nuestra) before it airs on Nuestra Tele.
  • Complete series such as NBC UNIVERSO’s celeb-reality hit, Larrymania, as well as the cult favorite From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series from El Rey, based on the movie by Robert Rodriguez.
  • Now available to Xfinity TV customers, ENCORE ESPAÑOL ON DEMAND features a new U.S. Spanish Language film premiere every month including the Mexican blockbuster hit Nosotros Los Nobles, as well as Oscar-winner Frida and Oscar-nominated Biutiful. With more than 300 movies available in total, the event will also feature Salvando al Soldado Perez from Cinelatino, La Vida Precoz y Breve de Sabina Rivas from Viendomovies and Hollywood hits in Spanish from Cine Sony such as Just Go With It and The Vow.
  • Full series of popular telenovelas such as MundoMax’s La Guerrera and Telemundo’s El Señor de los Cielos 3, La Reina del Sur & El Clón from Streampix, among others. 

“Xfinity is the best place to consume your favorite Spanish or English language entertainment on demand across devices, at home or on the go. With Xfinity Free View Latino, our customers have the opportunity to enjoy the most anticipated series before they air on TV and also discover the great selection of on demand programming,” said Javier Garcia, Vice President and General Manager, Multicultural Services for Comcast Cable.  “In addition, with the recent announcement of the X1 Spanish Guide, Spanish-speaking X1 customers will have the option to discover all the great Free View Latino content in the language of their choice.”

For more details on Xfinity Free View Latino including the full programming list, please visit Xfinity.com/Latino to sort through the thousands of hours of content available and check the Xfinity Latino Entertainment Channel daily for recommendations on what to watch, or join the conversation on www.facebook.com/XfinityLatino and twitter.com/XfinityLatino using hashtag #FreeViewLatino. Content availability may vary across platforms. For more information on the Xfinity Latino Entertainment channel, Multilatino packages and Xfinity On Demand, please visit www.comcast.com/Espanol. Comcast has had a longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion since its founding nearly 50 years ago and focuses its efforts in five key areas: diversity in governance, attracting and retaining a multicultural workforce, developing a diverse supplier base, offering a wide selection of multicultural programming, and community investment in national, regional and local diverse organizations. For more background on diversity and inclusion at Comcast please visit www.comcast.com/diversity.

X1 En Español: Xfinity Customers Can Now Access First-Ever Spanish-Language TV Interface

X1 En Español: Xfinity Customers Can Now Access First-Ever Spanish-Language TV Interface
By: Javier Garcia

Today the majority of U.S. Hispanics consider themselves bicultural– with 55 percent identifying as a mix of both Latino and American. This is impacting the types of entertainment they watch in the home and according to Horowitz Research, it’s more about cultural relevance of programming than language. However, Spanish is still the predominant spoken language in bicultural homes, as it remains a component of family culture long after English proficiency is gained.

As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re making some changes to our next-generation X1 platform designed to offer bicultural Hispanics an immersive viewing experience centered on language choice and greater flexibility to discover and watch their favorite programming.

First and foremost, we’re thrilled to announce that the X1 interface is now available in both Spanish and English. This new experience lets our Latino customers find and discover their favorite programming in the language of their choice and helps bridge the content divide for millions of Spanish-speaking households within the Comcast service area.

And we’re not stopping there. When the interface is set to Spanish, our voice remote will soon be updated to recognize commands spoken in this language, so our Spanish-dominant customers can more easily navigate the guide and find programming. We’ve also added new features and filters within the guide, including one-touch access to turn on/off the SAP feed via the video toolbar, to help viewers more easily discover Spanish-language and SAP-enabled content available on Xfinity On Demand.

And just in time for the start of soccer season, we’ve significantly updated our X1 Sports app to track more soccer leagues and will soon add an “Extras” experience that allows soccer fans to follow the game and stay updated with all the latest in-depth stats and analysis right on the TV screen.

We are constantly innovating to build products and services that change the way people consume entertainment and communicate, and encourage our Latino customers to get in on the action today by accessing the programming of their choice, wherever and whenever they want, in whichever language they prefer.

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COMCAST ANNOUNCES INTERNET ESSENTIALS PILOT

Comcast also doubles Internet speed and offers Wi-Fi at no additional cost


Comcast today announced several significant enhancements and milestones for Internet Essentials, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive high-speed Internet adoption program.  The company said it plans to conduct a pilot program for low-income senior citizens in Palm Beach County, and is doubling the service’s download Internet speed and providing a Wi-Fi router for no additional cost.

Now entering its fifth year, Internet Essentials has connected more than 275,000 low-income Floridians to online access at home, of which more than 182,000 live in the South Florida area. However disparities in Internet connectivity rates continue to persist and for the senior population the digital divide is wide.  According to Pew Research Center, just 47 percent, or less than half, of seniors (aged 65 and older) have high-speed Internet at home.  But when it comes to income level, only 25 percent of seniors with household incomes below $30,000 have home broadband, compared to 82 percent of seniors with household incomes at or above $75,000.

“We have made significant progress toward closing the digital divide for low-income parents and children across the country.  In less than four years, Internet Essentials has connected more than 500,000 families, or more than 2 million low-income Americans, to the power of the Internet at home,” said David L. Cohen, Comcast Corporation Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer.  “With the increase in the program’s Internet speeds and the addition of Wi-Fi, these families will have even easier access to the Internet and its life-changing resources for education, employment, healthcare, communication, and entertainment.”

The Internet Essentials pilot program for senior citizens is designed to better tackle the unique challenges of helping low-income seniors cross the digital divide and learn how to use the Internet. The first senior pilot program will take place in Palm Beach County, where Cohen was joined by City of West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio, Palm Beach County School District Superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa, and Urban League of Palm Beach County President and CEO Patrick J. Franklin to make the announcements.

“Senior citizens can be an afterthought when it comes to addressing digital literacy and use of the Internet,” said Franklin.  “However, the Internet has a tremendous power to help change their lives for the better by tearing down the walls that geography may have put between them and the ones they love.  It can also help restore a sense of community and inclusion, bonds that can weaken as we grow older.”

Comcast also announced it is doubling the speed for Internet Essentials to 10 Mbps downstream, which is enough to power multiple devices simultaneously. This is the third time in four years Comcast has increased speeds for customers. In addition, by offering Wi-Fi routers, customers will be able to connect any Internet-enabled device, such as a tablets or smartphone, which could help save money on monthly wireless bills.

To receive the faster Internet speed, customers simply need to reboot their cable modems.  Existing customers who would like a Wi-Fi router just need to call the dedicated call center and either request to have one shipped to them for free, or they can schedule a professional installation, also for no additional cost.  New customers will have the option to receive a Wi-Fi router when they sign up.

Internet Essentials Investments

In 2014, Comcast launched four new Internet Essentials Digital Learning Zones in South Florida at ASPIRA, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, Chapman Partnership and Overtown Youth Center (OYC), which provide additional opportunities for low-income students and families to access the Internet and receive digital literacy training.    Comcast aims to help complete the continuum of connectivity, in which students spend the school day in wired classroom, stay connected after school in Internet Essentials Learning Zones and end their days connected at home, where families have online access through the Internet Essentials program. Comcast has dedicated $1 million in grants to create these zones across the country.

Through a partnership with The Urban League of Palm Beach County, Comcast offers a Digital Connectors Program that provides digital literacy training for students in Palm Beach County. Almost 60 low-income local youth have graduated from the program, which was launched in 2007.

Through Internet Essentials, Comcast has invested more than $240 million in cash and in-kind support to help fund digital literacy and readiness training and education, reaching nearly 3.2 million people through national and local non-profit community partners.  Through the end of June 2015, Comcast has:

  • Provided more than 41,000 subsidized computers at less than $150 each.
  • Distributed for free nearly 46 million Internet Essentials program materials.
  • Broadcast more than 7 million public service announcements, valued at more than $90 million.
  • Welcomed more than 3.5 million visitors to the Internet Essentials websites in English and Spanish and its Online Learning Center.
  • Fielded more than 3.2 million phone calls to our Internet Essentials call center.
  • Offered Internet Essentials to nearly 48,000 schools and 5,000 school districts, in 39 states and the District of Columbia.
  • Partnered with thousands of community-based organizations, government agencies, and federal, state, and local elected officials to spread the word.

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“FURIOUS 7” TO SPONSOR CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY XFINITY SERIES RACE

“FURIOUS 7” TO SPONSOR CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY XFINITY SERIES RACE

Cast Member Chris “Ludacris” Bridges named Grand Marshal of the Furious 7 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 19

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Chicagoland Speedway today announced Furious 7, the $1.5 billion worldwide box- office blockbuster and most successful installment of the Fast & Furious franchise, as the title sponsor for its NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Saturday, Sept. 19. The Furious 7 300 will feature cast member Chris “Ludacris” Bridges in the pace car and leading the field to the green flag as NASCAR’s stars of tomorrow set the stage for the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

Furious 7 will be released on Digital HD on August 25 and Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand on September 15 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) as an all-new extended edition. The film has become the highest-grossing movie in the history of the franchise.

“As we saw first-hand with our ground breaking Fast Five partnership back in 2011, UPHE understands the thrills that come along with great racing and the power that can be harnessed through NASCAR Nation,” said Scott Paddock, President of Chicagoland Speedway. “We’re looking forward to giving Furious 7 and its home entertainment release the national platform that a Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend can uniquely deliver.”

“We are extremely pleased to be partnering with Chicagoland Speedway for this prestigious NASCAR tradition,” added John Morici, Managing Director, US & Canada, UPHE.  “What better way to celebrate this global blockbuster home entertainment release than to be part of an American institution synonymous with speed, cars, and family.  This event is sure to be an unforgettable, adrenaline-fueled experience for racing fans.”

In Furious 7, the entire Fast & Furious crew reunites in purpose for an epic international adventure, hunted by a vengeful assassin from Abu Dhabi to London to Tokyo and the Dominican Republic as they try to retrieve a highly advanced piece of espionage technology and rescue the gifted hacker who created it.  Furious 7 stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Nathalie Emmanuel with Kurt Russell and Jason Statham.

The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, Sept. 18-20, will begin with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race under the lights on Friday night. On Saturday, Sept. 19, the NASCAR XFINITY Series will hit the track as the precursor to Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series showdown, the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. In addition to the racing action, fans can enjoy live musical entertainment, Champions Park, tailgating and more. Tickets start at just $25 with kids tickets (12 and under) $25 OFF, and parking is always free at Chicagoland Speedway.

Tickets can be purchased online at ChicagolandSpeedway.com, by calling 888-629-RACE, through the Chicagoland Speedway mobile app,  or by visiting the Chicagoland Speedway Administrative office Monday-Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.

The complete 2015 NASCAR schedule at Chicagoland Speedway is as follows:

Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup

Date                             Event

Friday, Sept. 18             I-Cash Pole Qualifying and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Saturday, Sept. 19        Furious 7 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series Race

Sunday, Sept. 20          NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

For more information on Chicagoland Speedway, stay connected on Twitter and Facebook or by visiting ChicagolandSpeedway.com.

 

COMCAST OFRECE AHORA LLAMADAS TELEFÓNICAS ILIMITADAS A CASI MEDIO MUNDO

La Compañía Agrega a México a su Plan de Llamadas Más Popular Sin Costo Adicional

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Comcast anunció que agregó a México a su plan de llamadas más popular, Xfinity Voice Unlimited, un cambio que se ofrece sin costo adicional y que brinda a los usuarios la posibilidad de ahorrar cientos de dólares cada año. A partir de hoy los clientes pueden hacer llamadas ilimitadas desde dentro o fuera de su hogar a teléfonos fijos o móviles en el territorio mexicano. El servicio ahora también se extiende a India, China, Hong Kong, Singapur y Corea del Sur, además de las otras seis regiones ya incluidas fuera de Estados Unidos.

Este nuevo plan se encuentra disponible hoy en la División Central de Comcast que incluye mercados importantes como Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Miami y Nashville. La próxima semana estará disponible en la División Noreste de la Compañía – que incluye 14 estados, desde Maine hasta Virginia y el Distrito de Columbia – y ya para finales del mes de agosto estará disponible para todos los demás clientes de Comcast. 

Los hispanos de origen mexicano, representan el 64% de la comunidad hispanoparlante de Estados Unidos, además constituyen el 57,6% y el 79% de las poblaciones hispanas de Atlanta y Chicago. Otras ciudades de Estados Unidos con una importante presencia hispana, tienen a su vez un gran porcentaje de personas de origen mexicano entre las cuales se encuentran McAllen (97,7%), El Paso (95,6%), Fresno (94,1%), San Antonio (89,6%), Denver (81,1%), Houston (77,5%), San Francisco (69.5%), Atlanta (57,6%), Washington DC (16,3%), y Orlando (13,9%). 

Es importante mantenerse en contacto con familiares y amigos sin consideraciones geográficas.  Pero a veces hasta las conversaciones telefónicas más breves pueden resultar muy caras”, expresó Patti Loyack, Vicepresidente de Comunicaciones de Comcast Cable.  “Esperamos que los cambios que estamos realizando en Xfinity Voice Unlimited ayuden a más personas a mantenerse conectadas por menos dinero”.

En la actualidad los norteamericanos gastan miles de millones de dólares en cargos por llamadas internacionales desde teléfonos móviles y millones más en tarjetas para hacer llamadas internacionales. Los datos de la Federal Communications Commission (Comisión Federal de Comunicaciones) demuestran que muchas de estas llamadas son a la India, México y Canadá. 

Comcast ofrece servicios telefónicos a más de 11 millones de clientes y casi la totalidad de sus clientes telefónicos residenciales están suscritos al plan Xfinity Voice Unlimited.  Además de los cinco nuevos países que se agregaron hoy, el plan ya ofrece llamadas ilimitadas a Canadá, Puerto Rico, Guam, Islas Marianas del Norte, las Islas Vírgenes de Estados Unidos y Samoa Americana, alcanzando un total de aproximadamente la mitad de la población mundial.  Xfinity Voice Unlimited también incluye servicios como identificación de llamadas en diversos dispositivos, llamada entre tres y llamada en espera.

Las llamadas internacionales ilimitadas son sólo una de las formas en que Xfinity Voice ahorra dinero a sus clientes.  Con la aplicación Xfinity Connect app los clientes pueden utilizar hasta cuatro números telefónicos virtuales para hacer y recibir llamadas y mensajes de texto gratis desde un teléfono inteligente, tableta, o dispositivo con conexión Wi-Fi.  Esta función permite ahorrar dinero en la factura de telefonía móvil y en cargos internacionales durante viajes al extranjero.  A través de esta aplicación los clientes también pueden revisar su email, leer o escuchar el correo de voz de su hogar, así como tener acceso a sus contactos.

 

COMCAST PHONE CUSTOMERS NOW GET UNLIMITED CALLS TO NEARLY HALF OF THE WORLD

Company Adds Five New Countries to Most Popular Calling Plan For No Additional Cost; Mexico, India, China, Singapore, and South Korea Now Included

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Comcast today announced it added five new countries to its most popular home phone plan Xfinity Voice Unlimited a change that comes at no additional cost and has the potential to save users hundreds of dollars each year.

These changes allow customers to place unlimited calls from home or on the go to mobile and landline phones in Mexico, India, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and South Korea, in addition to the six regions outside the United States already included.

The updated plan is available today in Comcast’s Central Division, which includes major markets like Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Miami, and Nashville.

Next week, it will be offered in the company’s Northeast Division, which includes 14 states from Maine to Virginia and the District of Columbia, and it will be available to remaining Comcast customers by the end of August.

Hispanics of Mexican heritage, who represent 64% of the U.S. Hispanic population, make up 57.6% and 79% of Atlanta and Chicago’s populations, respectively. Other U.S. cities with large Mexican populations include McAllen (97.7%), El Paso (95.6%), Fresno (94.1%), San Antonio (89.6%), Denver (81.1%), Houston (77.5%), San Francisco (69.5%), Atlanta (57.6%), Washington D.C. (16.3%), and Orlando (13.9%).

“Staying in touch with family and friends is important, regardless of geography. But sometimes even the shortest phone conversations can get expensive,” Patti Loyack, Vice President of Communications, Comcast Cable, said. “We hope the changes we’re making to Xfinity Voice Unlimited helps more people stay connected for less money.”

Americans spend billions of dollars on cell phone charges related to international calling and millions more on worldwide calling cards. Data from the  Federal Communications Commission shows that many of these calls go to India, Mexico, and Canada.

Comcast has more than 11 million phone customers, and nearly all of its residential phone customers subscribe to the Xfinity Voice Unlimited plan. In addition to the five new countries being added today, the plan already allows unlimited calling to Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa, totaling nearly half of the world’s population. Xfinity Voice Unlimited also includes features like caller ID across multiple devices, three-way calling, and call waiting.

Unlimited international calling is just one way Xfinity Voice saves people money. With the Xfinity Connect app, people can use up to four virtual phone numbers to make and receive calls and texts for free from a smartphone, tablet, or device connected to Wi-Fi. This feature helps save money on wireless bills and on international charges when traveling abroad. Customers can also check email, read or listen to home voicemail, and access contacts through the app.

The terms of service for Xfinity Voice Unlimited are available here.

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 comcastcorporation.com for more information.