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Disney/ABC Television Group and Comcast to premiere innovative Disney-branded authenticated TV+ services to Comcast Xfinity TV customers

Comcast Gets Disney Everywhere

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PHILADELPHIA and BURBANK, Calif. -- Comcast and Disney/ABC Television Group today announced that Xfinity TV customers can now access three new authenticated TV+ products – WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney XD and WATCH Disney Junior -- at home or on-the-go -- via a suite of new innovative apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and online at WATCHDisneyChannel.com, WATCHDisneyXD.com and WATCHDisneyJunior.com. The three new WATCH products are the first-ever to provide authenticated users with both access to live, linear network streams as well as an extensive offering of advantaged window “on demand” episodes.

“We are excited to team with Comcast to be the first in the industry to offer authenticated products that provide both live linear streams of our Disney-branded kids television services and a robust selection of episodes on demand to viewers who verify their subscriptions,” said David Preschlack, executive vice president, Disney and ESPN Media Networks affiliate sales and marketing. “Our company prides itself on being at the forefront of innovation, and we are dedicated to continually enhancing the overall viewing experience for our consumers, as well as adding value to our industry’s ecosystem.”

Matthew Strauss, Senior Vice President, Digital and Emerging Platforms, Comcast Cable said, “Working hand-in-hand with The Walt Disney Company, we’re excited to be the first to deliver this best-in-class kids and family programming to customers – both in and out of the home across all of our video platforms. This launch is the latest in a series of TV Everywhere initiatives we’re delivering that offer customers more choices and new ways to watch the best entertainment anytime, anywhere.”

Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK)

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